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W. C. Sanger, at Toledo, July 25, won 
the mile open — a great race— and 
secured the $500 prize on a UNION 


What do 


The Racine-Milwaukee 21 -mile Road 
Race, July 21, was won by G. H. 
Seeley on a UNION SPECIAL. 

you ride 

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At Waltham track, July 28, Harry Ar- 
nold won the third-mile invitation 


race on a UNION SPECIAL. 

Harry Tyler breaks all records up to 

three-quarter mile, and gives the 

world a new set of figures. Done at 

Waltham track, July 28, on a UNION 

Catalogue Free. 


Union Cycle Mfg. Co. 


239 Columbus Ave., BOSTON, MASS. 

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248 lbs. on the "Sterling." 


East Saginaw, Mich., July 14, 1894. 
Sterling Cycle Works, Chicago, 111. 

Gentlemen: — On June 30 I bought one of your "Model E" Full Roadster 
cycles, with G. & J. road tires, weight all on 28 pounds. I looked at a large 
number of wheels before buying (in fact, spent almost two weeks at it), and 
could find none that suited me as well as the Sterling. 

I learned to ride alone, and did not harm the wheel. I never was on a 
wheel until I bought the one I have. 

My weight (with coat and vest off) is 248 pounds. 

I ride about ten miles daily, and the wheel carries me all right, which is a 
great disappointment to some of the agents for other wheels. I do not pick out 
the best streets to ride on.'but take them as they come. There are some very 
rough streets here, but the wheel stands it nobly, and has not shown a weak 
point. I can find nothing to complain of about the wheel, but, on the contrary, 
think that for material, workmanship, easy running, and, in fact, everything 
about the wheel, the Sterling is the best made. 

I write this unsolicited, and give you permission to publish, if you want to. 
I believe in giving praise when earned, and my Sterling has certainly earned a 
little for you. 

Hoping that all who buy Sterling cycles will be as well satisfied as I am, 
and have the same faith in it that I have, I am 

Yours very truly, 

925 S. Washington Ave. Wm. Van Allen. 


236=240 Carroll Ave., 


Special Agents: 
Stokes Mfg. Co., Chicago, Milwaukee, Denver. 
L. C. Jandorf & Co., lie-US W, 125th St.. N. Y. 
Salt Lake Cycle Co., Salt Lake City, Utah. 


Overman Wheel Co. 






pacific coast: 








Lithographs Size 5 f rs X42 

Hangers Size 'f x 42 

*^9 5 Colors. 

Window Cards Size ■? x '3 

5 Colors. 

QUALITY===THE BEST. Prices on application. 

SAMPLES OF LITHOGRAPHS AND HANGERS will be sent on receipt of 25c, which will be 
deducted from bill, if goods are ordered. 

SAMPLES OF WINDOW CARDS will be sent under same conditions. Our assortment of these 
contain pictures of Bliss, Githens, Windle, Taylor, Tyler, Bald, Dirnberger, and Johnson 
all in five colors same as our portfolio and plates in our Christmas number. 

The Bearings Publishing Co. 

Isabella Building. 

46=48 Van Buren Street, CHICAGO. 


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Get out and 

Commune with Nature... 

DO IT ON A WHEEL—Don't walk. 

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Take along" some of that velvety buoyancy 
imparted by a good tire 

No misplaced confidence 
...with the 


"Q. & J." 

"Akron" Tires. 

We make them. A broad gauge guarantee 
goes with each one 

Samples, Prices, and Descriptive matter for the asking. 


The B. F. Goodrich Co. 



The Columbia Rubber Works Co., 

NEW t YORK, 63 Reade St. 
CHICAGO, 1 5 O.Lake St, 











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Never did any Tire score such Victories. 

At ASBURY PARK, N. J. Two days -13 Races: 


35 out of a possible 39 prizes, or 891 per cent. 

At PITTSBURG, PA. -12 Races: 


33 out of a possible 40 prizes, or 821 per cent. 

53 out of a possible 69 prizes, or 76i 8 o per cent. 

Sanger gets World's Record for Ten miles on 1-4-mile 
track. Time 25:45 on Palmers. 

The Palmer Pneumatic Tire Co., Chicago, 111. 


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'&'&: 9 FIRSTS, 11 SECONDS, 12 THIRDS, and 1 FOURTH, on PALMERS. : .;>;i 

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At CLEVELAND, 0.-22 Races 4 mile track: 





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Riders of OTHER tires could not hold turns and :%' 

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Mention The Bearings 


To the Cycling 

For the benefit of agents (and riders as well) we wish to 
confirm our statement of January 1, 1894, that our new prices 
were made not only for 1894 but for years to come. 

This does not mean we will not continue to improve our 
line, for we have " lots of good things up our sleeve." 

Our prices will be the same in '95 and for years to come 
as they are this year. WE know what it costs US to build a 
bicycle and what it costs US to sell them, and WE do not have 
to ask other makers what WE shall list them at. The fact that 
it is necessary for other makers to cut their prices proves that their 
wheels are not worth the price asked for them. 

Western Wheel Works, 

Makers of Crescent Bicycles, 



Eastern Branch: 
35 Barclay St., NEW YORK. 

Mention the bearing* 









Single Tube Tires are fastest— 

but Bliss thought not — proved it by riding a World's 
Record mile in 1:54^ — on double tube clincher 
"G. & J. Tires." 

That Double Tube Tires are slow- 

but Cooper and Berthel "nailed" that one by estab- 
lishing new World's Road Records from 5 to 50 miles 
on double tube "G. & J. Tires." 

That Clincher Tires are heavy- 

and yet the new "G. & J. Racing Tires" weigh only 
\ l /z lbs. per pair. 

That a Light wheel must have wood rims and cemented tires- 

but Rambler makers have turned out 15>£ lb. racers 
fitted with steel rims and clincher "G. & J. Tires." 
No_rags. No glue. . No wires. 

That Steel Rims are not fast— 

and yet they hold the World's Records for one mile 
standing start, one mile flying start, besides those 
splendid World's Road Records. 












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Kansas City, Mo., July 24, '94. 
RALPH TEMPLE, Esq., 158 22d St., Chicago. 

Dear Sir: — It may interest you to know that at the Kansas City Athletic Club Race 
Meet, held here on Saturday last, 

HALLADAY-TEMPLE SCORCHERS carried off first honors in all of the events. 

In the three-mile handicap, first prize was won by Fred Campbell on the 
H.-T. Si, and the second prize by W. H. Maxwell on the H.-T. S. The two-mile handicap 
was won by W. H Maxwell, first, Frank Ferguson, second, both riding H.-T. S. machines. 
Both of these events were in Class A and were hotly contested races. 

Yours truly, C. H. CLARKE. 

The Geo. Worthington Co., Cleveland, 0., 

Exclusive agents for 

Michigan, Ohio, Northern Pennsylvania, 

Western New York. 

C. W. Burgman, Logansport, Ind. , 

Indiana and Kentucky. 

C. H. Clark, Kansas City, Mo., 

for Kansas. 

M. 0. Daxon, Omaha, Neb., 

for Nebraska. 

A. D. Fisher, Toronto, Canada., 

for Canada. 

MARION CYCLE CO., Marion, Ind. 


RALPH TEMPLE, 158 22d St., Chicago 


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frames that can go up against the.... 



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haps you will hear something drop.... 

Send for our elegant assortment 
of interesting reading matter. 

St. Louis Refrigerator and Wooden Gutter Co. 

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ROYAL CYCLE WORKS, Marshall, Mich. 




At Waltham, Mass 3 Firsts 

At Highlandville, Mass 5 Firsts 

At Lawrence, Mass 5 Firsts 

At Boston, Mass 2 Firsts 

At South Framingham, Mass 2 Firsts 

At Shelburne Falls, Mass 3 Firsts 

At Mattapan, Mass 1 First 

At Watertown, N. Y 5 Firsts 

At Utica, N. Y 3 Firsts 

At Utica Park, N. Y 2 Firsts 

July 3r<I. 

At Norwich, N.V., F. J. Jenny 3 Firsts 



The above were ail won by Class A Riders. 

When you buy an "Orient," you are not paying the salaries of riders and trainers. 

In addition to these winnings, the "Orient" establishes a new World's Record of 2 minutes and 3 seconds for 1 mile in Class 
A by A. W. Porter. 

One "Orient" rider, F. J. Jenny, has scooped 28 firsts on the New York circuit. 

We have a Whole Volume of Records and Prizes won this season on "Orients." 

Our list comprises everything from a quarter-mile open to a twenty-five mile road race. 
Surely this showing signifies that the "Orient" is King. 

P. S.— We want to hear from every rider 
in the country. 

THE WALTHAM MFG. CO., Waltham, Mass. I 

Mentlon/The Bearings. 





L. G. Johnson Rode a Mile in Competition at Dayton, Ohio, June 30, in 2:14 1-5 on the Cleveland. 

In the Mile Open, Class A, the First, Second, and Third Prizes were WON ON THE CLEVELAND WHEEL. 


% Mile State Championship, won by W. J. Klinger on the Cleveland. 
Vi Mile State Championship, won by A. I. Brown on the Cleveland. 

1 Mile State Championship, won by A. I. Brown on the Cleveland. 

2 Mile State Championship, won by A. I. Brown on the Cleveland. 

1 Mile Handicap, won by L. C. Johnson on the Cleveland, 2:l(i, winning 

the prize for fastest time, Class A. 
1 Mile Open, Class A, won by Bernhart on the Cleveland. 


A. I. Brown won, on the Cleveland Wheel, the following victories: 
1 Mile Open, time, 2:19; last quarter, :30%. 
Vi. Mile Race, in heats, first, l:18Vfc, second, 1:11 Vs. 

STATE MEET OF MISSOURI, Springfield. Mo.. July 4. 

6 Events. The Cleveland won 1 Mile Championship, the six First 
prizes. Broke M Mile State Record. 


Ralph Updegraff, riding the Cleveland Wheel, won the 'A Mile Open 
Race, 1 Mile Race, 1 Mile Open Race. 


3 First prizes,3 Second prizes,2 Third prizes, won on the Cleveland wheel 


The Best Time Prizes in 12 Mile Road Race won on the Cleveland. 

For Speed, the Cleveland! For Strength, the Cleveland! 

They Stand Up! They Hold Out! 

For Service, the Cleveland! 
They Win! 

M. -A. L02IER <S< CO., 


304 McAllister St. San Francisco. Cal. 
337 Broadway. New York, N. Y. 


Mention The Bearings 

A Few Fourth of July Victories! 

At Milford, Mass., A. O.Baush, of Holyoke, won 2 First and 1 At Manchester, N. H., Keating wheels won 

Third prize on a Keating; also the Time prize in the ten- 
mile race. Mr. Casey, of Worcester, on a Keating, won 
First in all the other races not taken by Baush. 
There were but two Keating wheels at the meet, and these 
two wheels won all the races. 

At Keene, N. H., Fred L. Knapp, on a Keating, won 
First prize in the 1-2 mile open. 

First prize in the 1 mile Cheshire Co. Championship. 
First prize in the 1 mile open. 
First prize in the 1 mile handicap. 
Four straight. How is that? "See that curve?" 

2 First prizes. 

2 Second prizes. 

3 Third prizes. 

In the Novice race, Keatings won First, Second, Third, 
Fourth, and Fifth. 

At Palmer, Mass., Keatings won 
5 First prizes. 

At Willimantic, Conn., riders of Keatings won 

4 First prizes. 

At Turners Falls, Mass., Keatings won First in every event at At Holyoke, Mass., in the road race held here on July 4th 
the Bicycle Tournament on July 4th. Keatings won First and Second prize, also Time prize. 

The Keating Bicycle is " 365 Days ahead of Them All." 

Keating Wheel Co. 

Mention The Bearings. 


S£ A ^>|S 

There are BICYCLES 

and There are Bicycles. 

Some bicycles are like Peter Pindar's razors 
— "made to sell," and there are honestly made 


Are made 
to Wear. 

If this interests you drop us a line. 

W. H. COLE & SONS, of Baltimore, Md., agents 
for Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, South 
Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Florida, 
Alabama; and CHAS. S. SMITH & CO., 
Philadelphia, agents for Eastern Pennsylvania 
and New Jersey. 

ACME MFG. CO., Reading, Pa 

Mention The Bearings. 

More Eclipse Victories. 

The Eclipse Wins 6 out of 15 Place Prizes and one special prize at the P. A. C. Races at Pittsburg, July 19th. 

Eleven prizes at El- 
wood, Pa., July 6 and 7. 

Five prizes at Mans- 
field, Ohio, July 4. 

First prize in Alden, 
la., road race, July 4. 

Four out of five 
Canadian cham = 
pionships were 
won on the 



All of the above were 
class A events. 



Investigate the 
the latest, fastest 
and finest of 

Eclipse Model B 

at $loo.oo 

is equal to any 


Road flachine. 

Eclipse Bicycle Co., 

m Beaver Falls, Pa. 

Mention The Bearings. 

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44 The Winton is a Winner." 

July 14, 20 & 21 at Cleveland, Ave firsts, one third. 


Price $1 10.00 


Price $125.00 


P^ICE $125 OO. 

You have heard of the Winton Special bearings— -"There is no getting around them," 
and the Winton frame— no makeshift re-enforcements. Note that brace for clean cut, 
strength, and lightness. No broken frames with us 

Get a Catalogue and Get Wise. Get the Agency and Get There. — 

THE WINTON BICYCLE CO., 108 Perkins Ave., Cleveland, Ohio. 

STUDLEY & BARCLAY, Grand Rapids, Agents for flichigan. 






The Lightest Practical Wheel in the World 

© © © © © 



Room 904 Isabella Building, 
48 E. Van Buren St. 



Indianapolis, Ind. 


|1| 5ever> out of clever) prize? were woo on it. 

■ ■ w I it v&s don* io the Oswe$o Road R&c*. 

Thirteen rr)iles, ov^r ope of to* billiest course? in the country. 

It was don* in 35 roinut*? and 3 seconds, by C. W. Rogers. 

An averzvqe of 2:41 4-5. 

THIS IS I :33 ^\^3* 1 THE 

THE TIRE I ' "Tl", * i<5W I WEBB. 



P. S. — Second time in the above race was also won on "Webb Tires, as well as second and third time in the Waukesha Road Race, and over 
fifty other prizes were won on it on July 4th alone. MENTION THE BEARINGS. 


Why buy instruments that indicate 100 or 1,000 miles when 
CURATE io.OOO-MILE CYCLOHETER for less money, 
having three independent dials, indicating single miles and 
fractions, also trips or day runs^and recording up to 9,900 miles 
and repeat, or can be set back to zero at will. Extends only 
half an inch from "fork and can be read from the saddle 
without dismounting. 

The Loew— ^ 



Weight, 4 oz. 

Perfectly Noiseless. 


Price, $3.25. 

Dust and Water Proof. 

Guaranteed to be Accurate, Reliable, Durable, Easily 
Adjusted, High Finish and Workmanship. And unless 

entirely satisfactory can be returned and money will be re- 
funded. Made for 26, 28, and 30 inch wheels. 

In ordering please state size of wheel. 


/"▼ A r\ W * ■ *f\ ¥ l^l I "^^T /"▼ /"V FULL SIZE ILLUSTRATION. 

. CAP1 TOL JlFQ. CO., 125=137 Rees St., Chicago, 111. 




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Mention The Bearings 

I ■ Mill I.I l.i. w. 

| The Fastest Tire in the World, 



JOHN S. JOHNSON is breakmg r Z%% r tve™ywh e t r? nd wianing I 

JOHN S. JOHNSON'S WORK ON OUR TIRE.— Half-mile open at Uayton; one-mile diamond at Dayton, 2:14; one-mile 
open at Port Huron; quarter-mile heat race at Port Huron; open at Fort Wayne, 2:14; half-mile Indiana State record, 
1:01; one-mile at Toledo, 2:11; one-mile at Toledo, lowering the State record of Ohio to 2:05, and many others. 

We make it in single tube style, laced all around, or partially laced, with inner tube. Racing tires 
weigh \y 2 lbs. per pair, road tires 3 lbs., or less, if desired. 

We make seven styles of cemented tires. All our tires are tested with the latest improved testing 

machine, which shows up every defect in the tire. A satisfactory test with it insures a serviceable E= 

tire, beyond a doubt. EJ 



Mention The Bearings. 



For All Anti - Friction Purposes. 

Oil=Cups, Nipples, Air=Valves, 
— Turned Nuts, Screws, Etc. 

We also manufacture 


For turned work of every description. 

The Cleveland Machine 

Screw Co., 

Cleveland, Ohio. 

Mention The Bearings 


Lamp Department. 

Special Building and 


devoted entirely to making 




Light weight, made from 




Buy from the makers; 

save the duty of 


Importers must pay 


Our prices knock the 



Mention The Bcarinqs. 

Pedals in 
Six Styles. 

HUBS. Light Weight. Newest Design. 


...Manufacturers of... 




Write for 

Storeroom for New England States, Elastic Tip Co., 370 Atlantic Ave., Boston, 
Wisconsin, and Michigan, Chicago Tip & Tire Co., 152 and 154 Lake St.; 
Maryland, Pennsylvania, J. S. Lengs, Son & Co., 4 Fletcher St., New York, 


Frames and 
complete set of 
parts to build a 

High-Grade Wheel. 

Try your hand 
at assembling 


it will pay you. 

Sample set sent on 

receipt of 


Mass.; Storeroom for Illinois, Indiana, 
Storeroom for New York, New Jersey, 


Ap Adjustable 

Bicycle—that is really easy of adjustment— adds much to the pleasure of riding; such is the Warwick. 
Position changed, bearings tightened, in a minute, by any one, don't have to be a mechanic. The most 
important adjustment of all is the 

Handle Bar. 

The new Patent Adjustable Handle Bar, on the Warwick, 
raised and lowered as formerly, but in addition, so "adjusted" 
that the rider can rota te it without dismounting, thus allowing 
a change of position, is indeed 

(\r) lrjoov&tiop. 


Just a little more — and you'll see "Perfection." MEANS PERFECTION. 

Our Catalogue is an Education in itself on Bicycles; sent free on application. 

WARWICK CYCLE HFG. CO., Springfield, flass. 

Mention Tbe Bearings. 

The great Hoyland Smith Record 

breaking 25=mile Road Race was won 
by E. L. Macomber^^ 


ME: RODE: /=\ 



Remington Arms Company 

313 & 315 BROADWAY 




283 Prizes won on Ramblers in One Day 


Late reports run up the number of Rambler 
winnings on July 4th to 283. 

148 Firsts. 

8 Fourths. 

75 Seconds. 

7 First Times. 

42 Thirds. 

3 Second Times. 



that this splendid 


record is not 

winnings, please, 

the work 

with others 

of a few 

of like nature 

"pot hunters," BUT 

(for several weeks back). 

that of the 


cream of local talent, 

are not confined to 

in 18 

large meets (class "B"), 

different states — 

but large and small 

men who buy, not borrow, 

pay tribute to 


RAMBLER riders, and 


"G. & J. Racing Tires." 







Chicago, 85 Madison St. Boston, 174 Columbus Ave. New York, Cor. 57th St. and Broadway. 

Washington, 1325 14th St., N.W. Coventry, Eng., 29 Union St. Brooklyn, 419-421 Flatbush Ave. 

Detroit, Mich., Detroit Bicycle Co., 201 Woodward Ave: 


CY ^° P %CPKA 



He Tries Unsuccessfully to Lower Bliss' Figures for the Mile- 
Butler Gets the Two-Mile Record. 

Waltham, July 28. — At the Waltham bicycle track this afternoon, 
Harry Tyler made two attempts to lower the mile record from a flying start 
with pacemakers. He was not successful the first time, riding within four- 
fifths of a second of record time, and the second time collided with the rear 
wheel of his tandem pacers and fell, bruising and cutting himself badly but 
not seriously. 

Nat Butler rode a flying two miles in 4:07 2 5, making six new world's 
records, beginning with the mile and a quarter and lowering all existing 
marks, the two-mile inclusive. 

The afternoon was an ideal one for record performances. The heavy 
wind of Friday was minus, and the air was warm, and just the kind con- 
ducive to record breaking. The pacers were feeling finely. Contrary to the 
usual custom, the record performances come first before the two necessary 
races, and this kept the large-sized crowd good naturedand patient. Tyler's 
first attempt at the world's mark was the first event of the afternoon. The 
wind was absolutely missing and not the slightest breeze stirred the flags at 
the distance posts. He had three tandem teams to do the pacing, and 
each took him a lap or a third of a mile. The first team was George Cutter 
and L. Berlo. The second team, A. B. Rich and Peter Berlo, was waiting 
and made a very good pick-up. The last team was Lonnie Warren and 
Harry Warren, of Hartford. They, too, made a good clean pick-up, but 
ran away a bit on the back. Tyler's intermediate times are as follows: 
Quarter, :28**; third, :37's; half, :55 4 s; two-thirds, 1:14 Vi; three-quarters, 
1 :24 1 ^ ; one-mile, 1:55? 5. The comparison with the times of Bliss shows 
that Tyler's time at the two-third and three quarter posts were under those 
of Bliss. This gives these marks for 

World's Record to Tyler. 
But the time lost was on the last quarter, which was made in the very slow 
time of :31 2 s. 

Nat Butler appeared immediately for his record ride. He was paced 
for the first mile by Metz and L. Callahan. The second mile he was paced 
by C. G. Williams and F. M. Haggarty. He made an exceedingly plucky 
and strong ride. His style is very much like that of Meintjes. His inter- 
mediate distances are as follows: Quarter, :29 3 s ; third, :39; half, :59Vs ; 
two-thirds, l:20 2 s; three-quarters, 1:31; one mile, 2:03 2 s; one and a 
quarter, 2:36; one and a third, 2:45^ ; one and a half, 3:05 2 s; one and 
two-thirds, 3:26 3 *;one and three-quarters, 3:36 4s ; two miles, 4:07%. All 
these marks beginning with the mile and a quarter are world's records 
for the distances. 

After two Class B events had been run off, a third and a mile invita- 
tion, Tyler made his second attempt with the same teams of pacers. He 
had not gone quite a quarter when he met with his unfortunate accident, 
the blame for which can attach to no one. The tandem had made a rather 
wide swing of the turn and in getting back in to the pole wobbled a bit and 
Tyler in trying to gauge it, ticked the rear tire. He was off his wheel in a 
moment. Every one ran to him, but he got up and walked unassisted down 
the back to the training quarters. He was badly scraped and cut, and 
lost considerable skin, but will not be laid up but a few days. He, of course, 
could not make another attempt yesterday afternoon. His manager, 
Arthur Sidwell, made the announcement that he would not leave Waltham 
till he had lowered the record. 

The third mile was taken by Arnold with McDuffie and Warren second 
and third. The mile was also captured by Arnold with McDuffie and 
Rhodes second and third. 

The First Trial. 

Waltham, Mass., July 27.— At the Waltham bicycle track this after- 
noon Harry Tyler made an attempt to lower the world's record for a mile 
from standing start. The record was 2 minutes flat, made by Bliss on the 
Waltham track July 14. Tyler did not succeed in doing the distance in 
record time, going the mile in 2:01 '5. 

There are two reasons why he did not succeed in his attempt. In the 
first place there was a strong wind blowing, and in the second place, his 
last team of pacers was not sufficiently trained to make a clean pick-up on 
the last lap. Tyler waited till after 6 o'clock for the wind to go down. But 
it still blew and blew hard. Finally he decided to make the attempt any 

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way, and got away in good style. His first pacing team was Leonard Berlo 
and George Cutter. The team for the second lap was a professional one, 
riding under special sanction of the Racing Board, Peter Berlo and A. B. 
Rich. They made as clean and good a pick-up as was ever made on the 
track, and his third or last team was Ed Lambert and Eddie McDuffie. 
They did not succeed at all in catching him, and here was where he lost, as 
the figures of the intermediate distances show when compared with those 
of Bliss. They ran far away from him and the second-lap tandem was 
obliged to stay with him and take him round home. They should be given 
credit for their good stiff two-thirds of a mile ride. The times for the dis- 
tances were: Quarter, :32%; third, :42; half, 1:01**; two-thirds, 1:20%; 
three-quarters, 1:30%; mile, 2:01 %. 

Racing Men Strike. 

There were two races scheduled on the card to cover the rules in such 
trials, a third and a mile Class A invitation. When the time came for send- 
ing the men off on the first heat of the day, the bell was rung and rung 
again, but no one appeared from the dressing quarters to get up in the 
event. The 500 people in the grand stand waited patiently for their appear- 
ance. Finally it was announced that all the Class A men present, with the 
single exception of J. G. Wettergreen, had refused to ride because they 
thought the prizes were not good enough. It was a most disgraceful strike, 
and one which it is said the men of the Waltham club's racing team are 
responsible for. It is stated on the best of authority that Arthur W. Porter, 
who held the Class A mile record till Butler rode it away from him, made 
the first move toward refusing to ride and induced the other members of his 
team, Williams, Callahan, and Haggarty, to join him in the move. 

Then F. B. Emerson, of the Press Cycling Club, started across the field 
after Bianchi, of Maiden, who had started to get up, and persuaded him to 
stay away. Other Class A men who disgusted officials and public alike were 
A. A. Tosi, H. A. Seavey, F. Mayo, W. F. Sanders, W. Pettigrew, and J. 
Farrell. Finally after a long wait, Jimmy Clark had the common sense 
and back-bone to come out and get up at the tape. Then Emerson came 
out and tried hard to persuade him to leave his wheel. Jimmy replied that 
he was not going to make a fool of himself if the others did. This had the 
effect of bringing out the whole field one after another, and the malcontent 
Emerson was the last one to get up. Porter did not ride at all. 

The third mile was won by Farrell with Williams and Jimmy Clark 
second and third. The prizef were a S20 diamond, a pair of $15 racing tires 
and a pair of $7.50 pedals. The mile was won by Williams, with Pettigrew 
and Clark second and third. The prizes were a 825 diamond and a pair of $15 
racing tires, and a pair of $7.50 pedals. 

Zeigler Breaks a Coast Record. 

Oakland, Cal., July 23. — The annual ten-mile road race of the Acme 
Athletic Club, of this city, took place today and resulted in the lowering of 
the coast record by Otto Zeigler, the little demon from San Jose, who 
chopped off 3 minutes from the old record which was held by W. H. 
Haley, of the Olympic Club, whose time was 30:41. No less than six other 
riders rode under Haley's time. Nineteen men started in the contest, arid 
all but one finished. Zeigler was on scratch, and considering that the limit 
man had a handicap of 6 minutes, his riding was truly phenomenal. E. W. 
Decker's riding was a surprise to his clubmates. He had two and one-half 
minutes handicap and finished fifth, with second best time. Zeigler finished 
ninth, his actual riding time being 27:41 3 'S. The first five men in were: 
H. E. Littlejohn, 6 minutes. Time, 32:08. Harvey Gough, 6 minutes. 
Time, 32:09. J. R. Kenna, 6 minutes. Time, 32:14. L. G. .Swain, 6 min- 
utes. Time, 32:20. E. W. Decker, 2 '< minutes. Time, 28:57. 

One peculiar feature of the race was the fact that the first four men 
finished in the order of their respective numbers in the race. 

Meet at Kansas City. 

The Kansas City Athletic Club has applied for a change in the date of 
its meet from the 22d to the 23d of August to allow the racing men 
more time in coming from the west. The club are offering a big prize list 
and all prizes are guaranteed as represented. Its quarter-mile track is 
banked eight feet and is prefectly safe. Johnson competed on it twice 
last season and speaks highly of it. The date will fill in nicely for the men 
who are working their way east from Denver and all who attend are 
promised a good time. 





Johnson Wins the Big Race at Toledo by the Toss of a Coin- 
Past Competition Mile. 

Toledo, Ohio, July 26. — The star events of the second and last day's 
programme of the Toledo Cycling Club's race meet were the mile open, in 
which Sanger and Johnson were tied, and the mile handicap in which Fred 
J. Titus rode from the 20-yard mark and lost the race by only a yard in 
2:08^6. Titus' performance here was equivalent to several seconds better 
than world's record, which is 2:11 ^s, and was one-fifth of a second, possibly 

heat went to Sanger as on the first day, Bald trailing the big fellow through- 
out and taking second. Cabanne ran third just ahead of Taxis, Taylor and 
Edwards failing to qualify. Titus did not start in either heat. 

When the men came out for the final Johnson is reported to have asked 
Bald not to shove him off Sanger's rear wheel, but give him a chance to win 
if he could. The play for Sanger's rear wheel the first day was the most 
desperate game yet played this season. The coveted position fell to John- 
son at the outset. Bald shoved him out and Titus shoved Bald out. Then 
Johnson regained it only to again lose it when Sanger made his surprising 
jump just at the beginning of the last bank. In this, the second day's great 

Start of the mile open, first day. 
Sanger. Johnson. Cabanne. 

two-fifths, better than Sanger's great performance last season on his return 
from Milwaukee, when he did 2:09 4 ^ from scratch. Had Titus been on 
scratch he certainly would have overhauled the field and taken a record. 
Cabanne won this race by a length from Kennedy, who was successfully, 
though unintentionally, boxed up by a dozen competitors. 

But it was the great mile-open race for a S500 prize in which the 
greatest interest centered. The prize was one of the grandest sets of bed- 
room furniture ever seen. Every rider coveted this prize, but the results of 
the first day had clearly shown that only four or five riders were to be in at 
the death of this race. It was run on the half-mile track, and Johnson took 
the first heat, and diamond ring for doing so. Johnson is still sore from his 
fall of yesterday. C. M. Murphy ran second to Johnson. 

"Brother Charles'" Record 
at this meet is as clean as is possible under the circumstances, Sanger and 
Johnson being the only men to beat him. Murphy's improvement is very 

Half-mile open, second day. Sanger, first; C. M. Murphy, second, on pole; J. S. 
Johnson, third ; Taylor, fourth, back of Murphy . Cabanne coming up from the rear. 

mile race, Johnson started well and Sanger slowly. Then Johnson pushed 
back and 

Secured His Coveted Position. 

W. F. Murphy paced the first half and Conn Baker the second, and both 
rode like wild men. At the finish of the first half the order was W. F. Mur- 
phy, pacemaker, Brother Charles, Bald, Steele, Cabanne, Sanger, Johnson, 
Taxis; Steele backed suddenly at the first turn and Cabanne and Sanger 
nearly ran into him. Here Sanger made a jump and with Johnson in 
full tow rapidly passed around the field, and on the banking passed the 
pacemaker. "It's Sanger's race," shouted every one. Indeed, it looked all 
of this as he came down the stretch. But Johnson had gotten nicely along 
on his toboggan slide and had reserved all his strength. Suddenly he 
jumped and again jumped. Ten feet from the tape he was a foot back and 
as the tape was crossed exactly even, the judges said, C. M. Murphy close 
up and third by the length only out of which space Johnson jumped. 
Cabanne, who ran second to Sanger the first day, ran fourth and Taxis 
slowed down on the stretch. The time was 2:14, but a second slower than 

Final op lino-thirds mile open, second day. Bliss, first; 

Maddox, fourth. 

Titus, second; Kennedy, third; 

marked, and is due, in a great measure, to his having had a good trainer of 
late. John Gray has him in charge at the present time. 

Gus Steele and Conn Baker easily qualified in this heat when Bliss, the 
record holder, quit from sheer inability to keep the pace. Bliss had a cold 
chill before this race. The water had affected him and he won the two- 
hirds-mile race earlier in the day purely and solely on nerve. The second 

Officials op the Toledo meet. 

the fastest mile scratch race of this year and 2 seconds outside competi- 
tive record, and that on a much inferior horse track to Dayton or 

Judges gave it a tie, spectators gave it to Sanger, and Henry Goodman 
to Johnson, by the daylight which flashed through the spokes and between 
the tires. Sanger wanted to run the race over, but Johnson having a mile 


B^ N ^ 

against time to make preferred to accept Frank Chapman's proposition 
to throw up a dollar and settle it that way. Sanger called tails. It was 
heads, and on that toss of a coin Sanger lost $350, the difference between 
first and second prizes. 

A Picture of the Finish 

shows Sanger ahead. This may have been taken on the slant, or ten feet 
from the tape. Sanger was good natured over his loss, and said he would 
have much preferred to run the race over. Small credit is due Johnson for 
his victory, as he trailed Sanger throughout and had absolutely no wind to 
contend against. 

Two pretty races were the heats of the half-mile open, run on the half- 
mile track. J. S. Johnson won the first heat, a slow one, his fellow Yellow 
Fellow, C. M. Murphy, a close second. L. D. Cabanne, the St. Louis rider, 
now a member of the Lozier team, beat Sanger six inches in a driving finish 
of a dozen men in the second heat, Taylor, Bald, and Maddox close up. In 
the final Titus and Maddox stayed out, saving themselves for a later race. 
Sanger got away slow, Johnson was quickly off, but soon backed up and out 
of the ticklish position he had gotten into. Johnson then sought Sanger's 
rear, and the big fellow came around the outside, and soon was tie with 
Murphy, who had the pole and was coming strong. Sanger worked hard, 
and so did Murphy. Johnson, in Sanger's rear, buckled right down to work 
and watched Murphy at the pole. Sanger forced his wheel over the tape 
six inches ahead, and Johnson was a foot back on the outside, Taylor get- 
ting fourth back of Murphy, and Bald fifth just outside of Taylor, and back 
of the bunch. The half was done in l:ll 4 -5, and was another piece of 

Clever Generalship for Sanger, 

while Cabanne, his conqueror in the trial heat, ran unplaced in the bunch. 

In the two-thirds mile, Class B, Herman Klinsman, Eck's cyclone, was 
started by Tuttle. He took last, rode as if scared and then jumped the 
bunch in the second lap, rapidly gaining the front and then a lead of 
several lengths. Titus came strong and won by a length, Klinsman 
wobbled horribly and nearly threw Levy, who was fourth, E. C. Johnson 
sailing into third place in the confusion and Steele all but going down 
when Levy wobbled. Bliss paced the fourth lap and was beaten out in the 
finish by Maddox and Kennedy. 

The final of the two-thirds mile was a hot race between Bliss and 
Titus, old team mates. Klinsman got some ways behind and tried to pass 
the field just as Titus made a game start around the bank. Titus gained a 
good lead and Bliss, coming up on the outside, nipped him in the straight, 
winning by a length, Kennedy a good third. 

Although outside limit and ordered run over, the mile open, Class A, 
final, was a pretty game fight between Cooper, the Detroit flyer and 
Bernhardt. The latter, when apparently losing hand over fist and twenty 
yards back, jumped forward into his second sprint, nipped Cooper twenty 
yards from home and was compelled to fall back a foot before the tape 
was reached, regaining half of the foot at the tape. The limit was 2:40. 
The race 2:42%. The run-over was run the same way, Bernhardt playing 
his game poorly. 

In his heat Cabanne beat Bald in the quarter-mile open, E. C. Johnson 
won his heat, Graves and Taylor the third heat. In the final Taylor started 
slow and quit, Callahan lost his pedals, E. C. Johnson led down the 
straight, Bald rode like a fiend, wobbling all over the track, nearly falling 
and losing by only six inches to E. C. Johnson, Githens a close third, and 
Cabanne fourth. Bald made a game effort here, but was hardly equal to a 
gain of several yards on the stretch. 

The club is in clover. The attendance of the first day was 3,800 and 
fully 5,000 the second. Frank Chapman's management of the meet can 
not be too highly commended, but Chapman could not do it all. He was 
persistent and painstaking in his efforts. Every official received a hand- 
some emblem in the shape of a scarf pin as a souvenir. White parasols 
decorated in old gold and white were carried by the officials. 


One-mile. 2:10 class, Class A.— F. B. Rigby, Toledo, first; P. W. Klinger, second; W. 
St. John, third; E. St. Armand, fourth. Time. 2:36' 5. 

Half mile open, Class B, final heat. — W. C. Sanger, first; C. M. Murphy, second; 
J. S.Johnson, third; G.F.Taylor, fourth; E. C. Bald, fifth. Time, l:ll*/fc. Won by six 

Two-thirds mile, Class B, final heat.— J. P. Bliss, first; F. J. Titus, second; A.D. Ken- 
nedy, third; H. H. Maddox, fourth. Time, 1:40. Levy won special at end of first lap. 

One-mile open, Class A, final heat.— Tom Cooper, first; O. P. Bernhardt, second; L. 
C. Johnson, third. Race run over, resulted: Tom Cooper, first; O. P. Bernhardt, second; 
L. C. Johnson, third. Time, 2:36 4 5 . 

yuarter-mile open. Class B, final heat.- -E. C. Johnson, Cleveland, first; E. C. Bald, 
second; H. A. Githens, third; L. D. Cabanne, fourth. Time, :33-.-, . 

Two-mile handicap, Class A. — C. O. Lasley, 300 yards, first; J. G. Ruse, 230 yards, sec- 
ond; P. W. Klinger, 80 yards, third; J. \V. Clouse, 250 yards, fourth. Time, 4:51 3 /s . 

One-mile open, first prize, $500 bedroom set, first heat. — J. S. Johnson, first; C. M. 
Murphy, second; Gus Steele, third; Conn. Baker, fourth. Time, 2:22. 

Second heat— W. C. Sanger, first; E. C. Bald, second; L. D. Cabanne, third; W. W. 
Taxis, fourth. Time, 2:32Vs. 

Final heat.— W. C. Sanger and J. S. Johnson ran a dead heat; C. M. Murphy, third; 
L. D. Cabanne, fourth; E. C. Bald, fifth. Time. 2:14. Murphy and C. Baker, pacemakers. 

One-mile handicap. Class B. — L. D. Cabanne, 90 yards, first; A. D. Kennedy, 50 yards, 
second; F. C. Graves, 50 yards, third; F. J. Titus, 20 yards, fourth; H. H. Maddox, 80 yards, 
fifth. Time, 2:08 ! .-, . 


New York, July 30.— The M. A. C. C. ra/:e meet held here Saturday, 
at Manhattan Field, will long be remembered and talked about for a good 
many reasons out of the common run of things. There were actually over 
one hundred and fifty individual men, making a total of very nearly 500 


entries. The novice race was run in seven heats and two finals, the fastest 
one of the finals being called the race. Then the attendance, when the 
first race was called, was decidedly slim, but during the course of the 
afternoon the crowd grew to very fair proportions, there being as many as 
5,000 spectators at the end. There were two terrible falls, in one of which 
eleven men went down, while in the other not a man of the eight who were 
riding escaped. The latter was in the half-mile scratch event and the very 
cream of Class A men were starters. There were G. C. Smith, Koyce, 
Blauvelt, Goodman, Coffin, Scott, Nagle, and Ermentine. It was the last 
lap and the field was being taken at a record clip for the final quarter, by 
Smith who was in the lead, when down he went, the others all going into 
the wreck in the twinkling of an eye. Royce, who was the fifth man to fall, 
in speaking of it later in the day, compared his feelings to the picture pub- 
lished in a recent number of the Bulletin, labeled, "That delicious moment 
when the bunch goes down a yard in front of you." Royce said he thought 
of that picture in that fraction of a second between the time Smith fell and 
when he struck the pile. Ladies in the grand stand fainted and several 
others left the grounds, so dizzy did the sight make them. One old-timer 
described the sight as "an elegant piece of scenery." Everyone of the 
eight men were hurt, yet Coffin, Ermentrout, Goodman, and Nagle, picked 
themselves out of the mass and continuing on, finished in the above order. 
No time was taken. Blauvelt and Scott had to be carried off the track, and 
a rumor at once became current that the former was dead. This was soon 
contradicted, however. The accident was caused by the front fork of 
Smith's wheel springing off its resting place. This fall made it impossible 
for George to ride the half-mile against time as he had intended. 

The Other Spill 

brought down eleven men out of a field of eighteen. They were all bunched 
and looked like machinery, so evenly did they all seem to pedal, when, on 
the beginning of the last lap, W. L. Darmer, of the N. J. A. C., sprinted and 
slipped his pedal. Ten men behind him went down like dominoes set on 
end, and of that number six were Riverside Wheelmen racers. Ertz, of this 
club, was thought to have broken'his back, but an examination proved it to 
be badly strained only. He was totally unable to stand alone, and will 
probably be laid up for several weeks. Goodman was badly cut on the 
head, both arms and shoulder. "Pop" Granger received a bad jab in the 
groin, and another in the thigh. He was also badly bruised all over, as was 
Fred Nagle, who fell in the other spill also. Mclntyre was knocked out, 
and Green was badly cut on the knees, face and neck. Darmer got off with 
his breath all gone, and the others were jarred only. This accident caused 
Referee Howard E. Raymond to order the fields cut down, even if it took 
an entire week to finish up, so after that no more than ten men were allowed 
to start together. This lengthened the programme out so that it was nearly 
dark before the five-mile team race had been run, and the meeting brought 
to a close. The tournament was a success from every standpoint, but had 
it been better advertised and about two thousand complimentaries given 
away, the enthusiasm certainly would have been greater. Nothing but 
Class A races were contested, and something seemed to be missing without 
the beaming face of Willie Young, the giant form of Asa Windle, or the 
interested countenance of "Billy" Wells, as he quietly surveys his men. 
Then again, W. M. Perrett was among the missing, but Fred Hawley made 
an excellent substitute. "Freddie" Burns and his megaphone, Chairman 
Raymond and Alex Schwalbach rescued the afternoon from one of lone- 
someness. The times made in the different events were really fast, con- 
sidering the vile condition of the track. The Harlem Wheelmen gave 
away Japanese fans with an advertisement of their race meet, September 
15, on the back, which made a favorable impression in view of the 

Extreme Warmth of the Day. 

At 3 p. m. the thermometer showed ninety-five degrees in the shade and 
at least 115 degrees in the sun, where the men were compelled to ride. 
For once, G. Minturn Worden failed to appear. Some one said that "Pop" 
was in Alaska playing freeze-out and using snowballs for chips, and every 
one envied him. Simmons, the negro who caused all the "color-question- 
agitation" in the Irvington-Milburn race, rode, but was not placed excepting 
with the "also rans." 


One-mile open. — George C. Smith, first; F. F. Goodman, second; E. L. Blauvelt, third, 
Time, 2:88% , Won by inches. Smith lost his pedal while leading in the stretch, "Ted" 
Goodman noticing it made an extra effort and only missed winning by half a foot or less. 
Smith finished with one foot. Blauvelt was a length behind Goodman. 

Half-mile scratch— Geo. W. Coffin, O. A. C , first; J.T. Ermentrout, P. W., second; F. 
F. Goodman, R. \V.. third. Time, not taken. In this event Smith fell while leading on the 
last lap, tlu entire field going down with him. Smith was only jarred, Blauvelt, Scott, and 
Goodman being the worst cut up of the others. 

One-mile handicap, five heats and final. — Eleven men fell on last lap, W. L. Darmer 
going down first. Every one more or less injured. Ertz. of the R. W., suffered greatly fiom 
a strained back.— E. A. Boffinger, R. W., first; Geo. Cobb, H. W., second; W. C. Roome, 
H. C. W., third; J. W. Judge, R. W., fourth. Time. 2:21. 

Two-mile handicap, five heats and the final.— E. A. Boffinger, R. \V., 120 yards, first; 
W. C. Roome, H. C. W., 110 yards, second; J. W. Judge. R. \V.. 120 yards, third. Time, 
1:44 ' '■ . Half a length between the first three men. 

One-mile, 2:30 class. — W. A. Barbeau. R. \\\, first; G.Fred Royce, T. C. C, second; 

Monte Scott. C. W., third. Time, 2:291s. A close race. Barbeau winning by half a length 

from Royce, who was the same distance ahead of Scott. This event was run in one heat 

only, on account of the previous accidents which had placed a majority of the good men in 

the hurriedly arranged hospital. 

Half-mile handicap, five heats and final.— W. A. Whelpley, C \\\, 90 yards, first; 
W. F. Wahrenberger, N. Y., 90 yards, second; Oscar Hedstron, Brooklyn, 90 yards, third. 
Time. 1:05*. s. This event and each of its trial heats was one continual rush, excellent time 
being made in each heat, the best time being l:06 2 s, and the slowest 1:07' s, and Class A 
men at that. 



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It is the American League of Racing Cyclists! This means that the 
racing men of the country have banded themselves together for mutual 
protection. It was all done at Indianapolis last week. In doing this they 
have but followed the example of their English brethren and accomplished 
a project long talked of in this country. To be sure there was not the 
absolute necessity for the league here that there was for an English 
association, but if it is conducted on conservative lines there is no doubt 
that it can be of considerable use to its members. The membership, be it 
understood, is, and will be, composed of those actively interested in cycle 
racing. We said "if conducted on conservative lines." This means that 
the new league must adhere strictly to the statement that was made at the 
time it was organized, viz., that it would not attempt in any way to interfere 
with the L. A. W. or its government of racing. The racing men have been 
*reated fairly and liberally by the L. A. W., and can have no cause of com- 
plaint against it. That there has been considerable cause for complaint 
against the managers of races can not be denied. There are many cases 
on record where prizes have not been forthcoming after they have been 
won and many more where the prizes were not up to the advertised values- 
When such cases occur it is almost useless for the individual to attempt to 
obtain justice for himself. The new league working as an organized body 
for this specific purpose can remedy these evils. 

To take another view of the matter, the forming of this league is but 
another step in the progress toward professional racing. We do not mean 
to say by this that there is any intention, at present, on the part of those 
active in its affairs to accomplish such an end, but the very fact that the 
racing men are getting together is enough in itself. They are to all intents 
and purposes professionals now, and the sooner that legitimate, fairly con- 
ducted professionalism becomes a reality, the better it will be for them. 
They can not help realizing this, and when the time comes that they can 
turn professionals in a body they will not be slow to take advantage of the 


Some time ago Chairman Raymond of the Racing Board announced 
that Class B men who did not live up to their contracts with the manufac- 
turers would be summarily dealt with. He will probably have a chance to 
look into the case of J. S. Johnson who, if reports are true, quit the Stearns 
team without warning or cause. If such is the case, we believe that he 
should be made to pay dearly for it by being suspended for a considerable 
length of time. The Racing Board and the League have dealt liberally 
with the racing men, and have given them such an opportunity to make 
racing profitable for themselves and expensive for the manufacturers as 
they never had before, and it is but fair that the latter should have his mead 

of protection. In the past when any payment, even of expenses, by the 
manufacturer had to be sub rosa, he had a powerful weapon at his disposal 
in cases where the racing men did not carry out their agreements. A pro- 
test to the Racing Board would make them professi >nals. Now it is differ- 
ent. If a racing man sees fit to jump a contract the manufacturer has no 
recourse whatever. We trust that Mr. Raymond and his board will look 
into this case carefully. If Johnson was in the right the cycling world would 
be glad to know it. If, on the other hand, he has become thoroughly innoc- 
ulated with Eckism, a vacation from the track will do him good. 


Early this spring Nat Butler jumped into prominence as the winner of 
first and time prizes in the Linscott road race, in phenomenally fast time. 
Since that he has been but little heard from. He has shown that he is made 
of the right stuff recently, however, by lowering the two mile record several 
seconds. There have been several records broken this season, but none so 
badly smashed as that of the man from Cambridgeport. The record, pre- 
viously held by H. C. Tyler, stood at 4:15 3 5. Butler cut it down to 4:07Vs 
— over °ight seconds. This performance when considered in connection with 
his phenomenal long distance riding, would seem to indicate that he has the 
records from two up to twenty-five miles, at his mercy, and perhaps the 
records of much longer distances. America has long shown to the world 
her supremacy at the short distances, but has never made a very creditable 
showing over longer journeys. We should like to see some American, and 
none better than Butler, show that American muscle can make a bicycle 
travel over long distances as speedily as that of the Englishmen or 


The date for the League meet at Denver is rapidly approaching. 
There are innumerable attractions for the visitors in that city even if the 
managers of the meet did nothing. They are hard at work, however, and 
are offering a splendid list of attractions. It is safe to say that the '94 meet 
will prove the most enjoyable of any ever held in the history of the League 
of American Wheelmen. This is the first time that the meet has been 
given to the west and it is to be hoped that the attendance will be large. 
The indications, indeed, all point that way, and we beg to say to those who 
are as yet undecided: Do not miss the meet if it is at all possible to attend. 
If you fail to take advantage of western hospitality, you will regret it. 


To most of us it has become such an article of faith to believe most 
implicitly in Zimmerman that we become very impatient when either his 
ability or his integrity is called into question. We know that he is still the 
invincible champion of old, over-topping all who aspire to rivalry to an 
extent that we only realize when he steps aside and we have an opportunity 
of witnessing the constant fluctuations in the form of all the other first-class 
men. Some people forget all this, however, while others have never understood 
it thoroughly, and every year we have to undergo the irritating remarks of 
these know-nothings who appear to think that one swallow makes a sum- 
mer and that a few defeats at the beginning of the campaign forecast the 
remainder of it. When the tide does turn we hear no more of them, but 
that fact does not render their presence any more desirable at the time. 

If there is any cardinal doctrine more firmly grounded than our belief 
in the 

Ability of Zimmerman to Win, 
it is the conviction that he never mounts a wheel without the intention of 
doing his utmost to win the race. Unlike some men, he never starts for the 
purpose of taking a practice spin, and he is possessed with a consuming 
thirst for more victories, and we may be sure that when a competitor crosses 
the tape in front of him it is through no lack of effort on his part to bring 
about a different result. This being so well understood, it is surprising 
that the story accusing him of the sharpest kind of practice in Italy should 
have been given so much prominence. Pains appear to have been taken 
that the story should have wide circulation, and while no paper can be 
criticised for publishing it, yet the incredulity with which it was received 
by them might have been made more emphatic without any harm being 
done. We may rest easy under the assurance that a satisfactory explana- 
tion of the occurrence will be forthcoming in due time. Indeed, it is hardly 
less than an insult to Zimmerman to appear to consider a denial necessary. 
He is "out for the stuff" this year, this is true, but it is by no means an entirely 
new pursuit for him, nor one requiring him to lay aside all the principles 
which guided him when an amateur. S. W. Merrihew. 

Good Boy, Bill. 

William Swinford. of our city, took a hand in the bicycle races at Pax- 
ton, yesterday, capturing the whole pot. He won every race, securing 
all of the purses, which footed up, in round numbers, just exactly $29. 
William is at home when aboard of a two-wheeled horse. — Watseka (111.) 

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New York, July 30. — Everything points to a most successful race meet 
at Asbury Park, N. J., on August 10 and 11. The tournament is tobe held 
under the management of the Asbury Park Athletic Association and all 
the fast men of Class A will compete. The national circuit will keep the 
majority of Class B men in the west, but a good number will ride in the vari- 
ous events allotted to that class here. H. R. Steenson, of the Remington 
team, has been living on the track where the races are to be held, since July 
8, and if the Remington wins everything, no one need be surprised. W. M. 
Perrett is in full control, and the manner in which he covers the surrounding 
territory is a caution. Last Thursday he started from the Ocean House in 
the park at 6:30 a. m., dressed in his white suit with diamonds sparkling and 
linen (spotless), having in the carriage with him a bucket of paste, and 500 
one-sheet lithographs of the races. For one full day he slathered the neigh- 
boring towns, slapping up bills here, there and everywhere. When asked 
why he did not hire such work done, Perrett replied in his characteristic 
style, "I'll do the bloody job myself, and then I know that it is done properly." 
Tom Stevens, the round-the-world tourist, was in the city a few days 
ago, and while here, remarked that he had never in his life ridden a pneu- 
matic-tired wheel. It seems strange, but it is nevertheless true, that the quiet 
fellow who created such a stir by his initial trip awheel some years ago, 
should not know how it feels to be astride one of our modern makes of 
machines. Stevens tells a good story about himself, and how he nearly rode 
one, which runs as follows: It was about two years ago in Oxford, England, 
where he was visiting friends, that he met a young woman, from whom he 
received an invitation to accompany her on a run into the country. Tom 
felt awfully embarrassed about it, but finally stuttered forth an acceptance 
to the invitation, and then went off to his room and worried, simply because 
he had never ridden anythii g in the line of bicycles, aside from those fitted 
with solid tires. For one entire day Stevens stayed in his room and thought 
over the situation, becoming more and more rattled as each tolling of the 
clock announced the approaching hour set for the ride. After a while, and 
just as the bashful fellow was beginning to feel the nails in his shoes grow 
warm — thank heavens, it began to pour down rain. The storm let Stevens 
out, and that night the train for London carried him, bag and baggage 
away from delightful old Oxford. 

To those who remember how painfully bashful Tom Stevens was on the 
occasion of his reception by the Chicago Cycling Club in Chicago at the old 
clubhouse on Michigan avenue, next door to where the Richelieu Hotel 
stands today, the foregoing narration will be appreciated. 

How is it that so many papers are printing and reprinting the statement 
that P. J. Berlo and W. A. Rowe (both professionals) are members of Class 
15? Every daily paper in New York city has had it that Asa Windle 
would train "Billy" Rowe, this fall, for the Class B races to be run in Sep- 
tember. In reply to a question about the rumor Chairman Raymond 
laughed it off with the remark, "It's a wonder the newspapers haven't got 
"Jack" Prince into Class A long ago. 

In a recent letter to Chas. H. Luscomb, president of the L. A. W., from 
Albert A. Mott, ex-chief consul of Maryland. The latter says that his only 
reason tor resigning the chief consulship is owing to the confining and 
laborious duties of the office. Those who claim to know wink their off eye 
at the assertion and think, "I wonder what else was instrumental in his tak- 
ing this course." 

About one month, or more ago, a young man named George Meyers, 
and claiming to be the American correspondent for one of the French illus- 
trated bicycle papers, made his appearance here and straightway began to 
make himself solid with the trade and cycling press generally. Meyers 
seemed to be a genial companion and his style proved to be quite catchy. 
Every one liked him and so when he asked Sidney Bowman, of 944 Eighth 
avenue, for the loan of a wheel for a short time, the request was readily 
granted. At the expiration of four days, neither the machine nor Meyers 
had shown up, so Bowman began to investigate. His investigations resulted 
in Meyers' arrest last Saturday, just as our French friend was boarding a 
steamer for his home. In his pocket was found a pawn ticket showing that 
he had pledged'the wheel for $11 and had it not been for the cleverness 
of Detective Sergeant O'Conor, who negotiated the capture, the chances 
are that neither the bicycle nor the culprit would have ever been seen again 
by Bowman. 

A really handy, as well as an interesting book on training, track man- 
agement, construction, etc., illustrated with the cuts of the more prominent rac- 
ing men and trainers of the time, has been published by the American Wheel- 
man, and is creating a stir among lovers of concise treatment of important 
matters. W. M. Perrett tells how to clerk a course, Tom Eck, C. R. Culver 
and several racing men have contributed articles on training, and Henry E. 
Ducker, undoubtedly the king of tournament promoters, explains the many 
important details of race-meet management. Taken all in all the book is 
the best of the kind ever yet published, and already complimentary remarks 
are heard upon all sides for its tidy and compact appearance. 

At the regular monthly meeting of the M. A. C. C, held last Friday 
evening at the Columbia on East Fourteenth street, a most gratifying con- 
dition of affairs was found to exist. The Greenwich Wheelmen was elected 
to association membership, and the race committee's Irvington-Milburn 
report proved that, from a racing standpoint, as well as in every other light 
the contest was a most successful one. The treasurer's report sh >wed the 
finances of the association to be extraordinarily healthy, and for once there 
were no unpleasant arguments to mar the smooth sailing of the night. 

Mile. Londonderry, the female globe girdler awheel, was given a hearty 

send-off Saturday, at noon, from City Hall Park, this city. Fred Gallaher, 
the prominent sporting man and enthusfastic wheelman, goes ahead of the 
mademoiselle to prepare for her coming. He will arrange for her to attend 
counters in dry goods stores, give lectures or anything else of the kind, and 
it is confidently expected that the trip will turn out as well as it has been 
planned. "Dixie" Hines gave the fair young woman her "push-off" amid 
the wildest kind of an ovation, just as the city hall clock tolled the hour 
of noon. 


Buffalo, August 1. — Buffalo cyclists may well feel gratified over the 
triumphs of the local Class A men during the past month. The work 
began on the first of July by the lowering of the 100-mile local road record 
held by Van Wagoner. Steimal did the trick and took a respectable slice 
off the previous mark. Goehler, the speedy Ramblerite, followed only a lew 
days later and scored five firsts at Ellwood, Pa., on July 6, and in doing so 
beat such riders as Arthur Banker, Paul Nelson, George H. Williams, all of 
Pittsburg, and the Cleveland Class B's, E. C. Johnson, A. I. Brown and 
Goetz. The next day at the same race meet the Buffalo boy scored three 
more firsts, again beating the Pennsylvania and Ohio crowd. A Buffalo 
team consisting of Goehler, Lutz and Cleveland, on July 7 and at Ellwood, 
played horse with four Pennsylvania and Ohio teams, and walked off with a 
$450 trophy. But this is not all. At Providence on July 7 L. A. Callahan 
and E. F. Leonert beat out a field of scratch men, among which were Xat 
Butler, Snow, Van Wagoner, and Harvey, in the twenty-five-mile Providence 
road race, and won first and second time prize, respectively. A little later 
on in the month A. B. Goehler lowered the five-mile American competition 
record by over 5 seconds in a five-mile handicap at Jamestown, starting 
from scratch, making his own pace, and overcoming a handicap of 850 
yards, winning the race by a big margin. When it is considered that 
Buffalo riders have no training facilities, no track, and a police regime that 
is very strict as to speedy riding, even in the outskirts of the city, the work 
of the men is truly remarkable. 

Several local wheelmen are again agitating the matter of an inter-city 
team race at twenty-five miles for the road championship, and a sweeping 
challenge to any city east of the Mississippi may soon be issued. Buffalo 
would surely stand a good chance with the best road riders in the country 
Take, for instance, L. A. Callahan, holder of the twenty-five mile road 
record of 1:10:37; A. B. Goehler, with a record of 1:10:42; A. E. Weinig and 
E. F. Leonert, each with a mark of 1:10:45; W. F. Buse, with a record of 
1:10:58, and J. W. Linneman, also with a mark under 1:11:00. Each of these 
men can go in 1:08:00, on a regular road course, and in about 1:05:00 on a 
track like the Belle Isle route at Detroit. It will take a pretty fast brigade 
to bake this crowd, and should such a race become an assured fact, it will 
be a battle royal, and an event that would create considerable interest in 
cycling circles throughout the country. 

The battle royal between the Press C. C. and the Ramblers B. C. for 
the fifty-mile road championship of Buffalo and western New York for the 
$500 Rose Brothers' challenge cup will take place September 8. The event 
is an annual fixture, and the race has been won twice by each club. This 
year's event will decide the permanent ownership of the cup, and the con- 
test will be for blood. The Ramblers will have Goehler, Weinig, Buse, 
Linneman, Blake, and Steimal, as its representatives, and the Press C. C. 
will be defended by L. A. Callahan, E. F. Leonert, W. A. Lutz, John 
Penseyres, John S. McFarland, and probably Joseph Young. The Pressites 
have the two best men of the lot at fifty miles, but the blue and white team 
can show a better general average, so that the teams are pretty evenly 
matched, and it is not safe betting on the result. 

All the hue and cry about the several race meets that would be held in 
Buffalo before the close of the season has fallen flat. The fight between the 
cycle dealers and the Press C. C. for a sanction for August 25 or September 
3 has been ended in an unexpected manner. The Pressites were morally 
certain of receiving a permit for either one or the other of the dates men- 
tioned, and the cycle dealers, by superior influence, also expected to get one 
of the coveted dates. Chairman Raymond, however, nipped both schemes 
in the bud, by refusing a sanction for either date, rightly contending that 
the former day would interfere with the meet at Jamestown on that day, and 
that the latter would conflict with the Syracuse meet on Labor Day. A 
selection of days in September was offered to both organizations, but was 
refused, on the ground that a meet in Buffalo after Labor Day would be a 
money losing affair. The dealers, however, intend to have a race of some 
kind, and a 100-mile road event over the Erie-Buffalo course has been 
suggested. The idea would be to have a race open to any and every 
one, with a handicap limit of about 40 minutes. The prizes to be sub- 
stantial and to be about twenty in number — four time and sixteen place 

Alvin Musselman, a sixteen-year-old clerk in the bicycle store of A. P. 
Slosser, Wichita, Kan., recently chased a bicycle thief from Wichita to 
Denver, and succeeded in catching his man. The chase was a long and 
hard one, but the boy was plucky and ran his man down. 

One of the handsomest things we have seen in the way of souvenirs is 
the one which Cycling West is getting up for the Denver meet. The pict- 
ures in the book are superb, and how the publishers can give them away to 
League members is a wonder. 



P. .1. Titus Lowers Goehler's Five-Mile Time at Lafayette— Taxis 
Defeats Sanger and Others. 

Lafayette, Inu., July 30. — "Never mind the prizes if the track is fine," 
said the racing men today when they heard, upon their arrival in Lafayette, 
that the track was the finest horse track ever seen. And such it was. 
Smooth as the proverbial billiard table and nearly as hard all over as at the 
pole, it was an ideal track. It was the finest track, so said Sanger, that he 
had ridden on this year. The race meet was promoted by the Lafayette 
Military Band and was a success, with 3,000 people in attendance. There 
is no club in Lafayette and it is thought this meet will stir up the enthu- 
siasm to a point where a club can be successfully run. Nearly all the good 
men were present, but Bliss' bad day had come and Johnson was still sore 
from his Toledo falls. Only the big strong men are standing the hard 
strain of this arduous campaign. 

Taxis, who is particularly good on short sprints, came out grandly today 
and won two events, the quarter-mile from MacDonald and Bald in a good 
hard finish and the half-mile from Sanger, Kennedy, and Taxis in a wonder- 
fully spirited finish, as may be imagined, with 

Sanger Running Second to Taxis. 

Taxis, at the pole, flew around the turn and Sanger came out and around 
the bunch getting as far as Taxis' rear but no farther. 

Sanger won the mile open in a good finish with Cabanne second again. 
Titus third and Kennedy fourth. Kennedy improves daily and is getting 
into tight finishes regularly. 

And to top off a day of surprising results, F. J. Titus broke the five- 

L D. Cabanne. of St. Louis. 

mile competitive record, and that easily, riding the last mile in 2:41 and 
five in 12:28 4s , the new record being 12:31, by Goehler, of Buffalo. 

This was as pretty a handicap as has been run this season. Titus was 
on scratch, Cabanne 50 yards, Githens, 100; MacDonald, 180; W. F. Murphy, 
400; Maddox, 280; Steele and Levy, 300, and Leacock, 600. Halfway 
through Leacock was caught by four or five and Maddox was leading the 
front bunch, while Titus had taken up the hack-mark men, and was hust- 
ling them along at a good pace. Titus did his first mile unpaced in 2:23 : 's, 
his two miles were done in 4:45 3 <s ; three, 7:16; four, 9:47 '-&. Here he was in 
the bunch, having caught the leaders just after passing the four miles. 
Then all slowed down and were yelled at lustily to go ahead and break the 
record. Cabanne had quit from cramps and sickness at the four miles, but 
when they slowed, quickened and caught them again. Cabanne paced a 
quarter on the last mile and on the finish made 

A Beautiful Fight With Titus, 

winning by a foot, Githens only a foot behind Titus, and Maddox another 
foot back. 

The quarter-mile open started the ball a going. On this track a hot 
race was possible, and the men could use any part of the track. Taxis had 
a little the best of it as the field rounded into the stretch. MacDonald in his 
terrible effort to catch Taxis and keep out of Bald's way, rode fearfully 
dangerous. It was all unintentional, but he came very near running into 
Taxis, whom he was pressing close, and then into Bald who was coming 
strong. The struggle was a pretty one, and Taxis, attired in Bald's racing 
suit, showed the way over the tape by a length easy, MacDonald defeating 
Bald a foot only, and Levy defeating Graves a foot for fourth; Bliss rode 
in late. At the shove-off there was daylight between him and the field, but 

his gear was large, and MacDonald and the field flew by him, and he 
stopped. He was trying a sixty-eight gear and at the corner slipped. 

The half-mile open saw sixteen starters up and it was run in two heats 
Windle shoved MacDonald away ahead, and he paced for part of the way. 
Sanger worked through and won, looking at Kennedy who was a good 
second. Cabanne and Taxis qualified, but the judges got them mixed. 
Bald was a close fifth. Levy's tire skidded in the second heat, and he 
struck Callahan, Murphy, Steele, and Callahan all coming down 100 yards 
from the start. Maddox, Taylor, Bliss, and Levy qualified in the order 
named, Bliss riding simply to qualify. 

The final of the half-mile open brought Maddox, Sanger, Kennedy, 
Taylor, Taxis, Levy, and Cabanne in the order named from the pole. Cabanne 
played for the pole and paced. At the turn Taxis came in first and making 
a right good run defeated Sanger a foot in a great finish and Sanger did 
not look around either. It was a 

Clear Win for the Philadelphian, 

who has, in the racing men's parlance, been a "novice" ever since his fall. 
With the quarter and half mile open to his credit, Taxis easily steps into 
the "Tourist" class and can again eat icecream (if he is foolish). Taxis rode 
a borrowed wheel, wore a borrowed racing suit and racing shoes. Perhaps 
it was the S. Bi. C. monogram on the shirt that made him successful. 
Kennedy shoved Sanger close, enjoying a sleigh ride on a red-hot day and 
Taylor came in a strong fourth, Cabanne fifth. Bliss was coming with the 
bunch, but for some reason failed to finish in the bunch, although close up. 
The last quarter took just :30* 5 . Bernhardt won the half-mile open, Class 
A, almost in a run away and the mile open, also Class A, fell to Rigby, of 
the same team, who finished a length ahead of Miller, of Mulberry, who 
beat Bernhardt out a length. 

From the pole out, MacDonald, Sanger, Cabanne, Kennedy, Graves, 
Titus, Johnson, Callahan, C. M. Murphy, Levy, Bliss, Githens, and Taylor 
in back lined up for the mile open — thirteen in all, an unlucky number. 
Taylor struck out for Sanger's rear. The referee did not like the way the 
race was started, and for some mysterious reason 

Called the Men Back. 

No man fell. The referee merely said he did not like the way the race 
started. Murphy turned around and came back, and was told that the ref- 
eree had no right to call the race back. He at once started and rode the 
mile out. The referee then disqualified him, and the riders demanded he 
be allowed to ride. He got up. Levy, closely followed by Bliss, at once 
took the pace. Sanger was in the back of the bunch. Githens took the 
second half and paced well. Charley Murphy swung into the straight in 
the lead, Sanger collared him at once, and a yard wide of the pole came 
strong. Cabanne shoved his nose in between Sanger and the fence and held 
it there, while Titus, six inches back, was on the other side of Sanger, Ken- 
nedy coming strong on the extreme outside of the track, Murphy, who had 
won the race (according to all rules), beating MacDonald out for fif*h and 
Bliss seventh, just back of MacDonald. Johnson was not in the hunt. The 
time, 2:16 1 5, compares favorably with other scratch events of a fast nature 
this year. The finish was as pretty as any. 

W. F. Murphy entered a protest for his "Brother Charl" on the mile- 
open race. This is the most peculiar case ever brought out. Murphy 
started and came back with the rest, being first back. When told by Clerk 
Bode that the referee could not call the men back, having had no cause, he 
at once mounted and started again for the mile. Whether a man can come 
back and start over again in a race and claim the prize does not become 
apparent. When he turned around and came back, the question is, Could 
not the referee disqualify him, as he did? No time was caught for Murphy's 
mile and there was no time limit. It is a hard nut for Chairman Raymond 
to crack. 


Quarter-mile open, Class B. — W. W. Taxis, first; R. MacDonald, second; E. C. Bald- 
third; James Levy, fourth; F. C. Graves, fifth. Time, :31. 

Half-mile open. Class A.— O. P. Bernhardt, first; C. S. Ferguson, Logansport, second; 
George Eisenhardt, Mulberry, third. Time, l:08Ji. 

Half-mile open, Class B, final heat. — W. W. Taxis, first; W. C. Sanger, second; A. D. 
Kennedy, third; G. F. Taylor, fourth; L. D. Cabanne. fifth. Time. l:16 4 s; last quar- 
ter, :30Vs. 

One-mile open. Class A.— F. B. Rigby, Toledo, first; F. Miller. Mulberry, second; O. P 
Bernhardt, third; George Eisenhardt, fourth. Time, 2:82%. 

One-mile open, Class B.—W. C. Sanger, first; L. D, Cabanne. second; F. J. Titus. 
third; A. D. Kennedy, fourth; C. M. Murphy, fifth; Ray MacDonald, sixth; J. P. Bliss, 
seventh. Time, 2:16 Vs . 

Five-mile handicap, Class B.— L. D. Cabanne, St. Louis, 50 yards, first; F. J. Titus, 
scratch, second; H. A. Githens, 100 yards, third; H. H. Maddox, 280 yards, fourth; (ius 
Steele, 300 yards, fifth; C. H. Callahan, 170 yards, sixth. Time, 12:28*:.. New world's record 


The Rambler team, Bliss, Lumsden, and Githens, has won §1,350 worth 
of prizes at three race meets, all they have competed at this season. 

Will Pixley, once known as the Omaha boy wonder, is again racing 
and has won seven firsts, seven seconds and two thirds in eighteen races 
this year. He is riding a Yellow Fellow and will shortly go for the 
Nebraska state record. 

Seventy-five racing men, their trainers and managers, are enough to 
drive the keeper of a hotel to insanity. It was so at Newark, and only half 
of the party could be accommodated at the New Warden. From the time of 
arrival to the time of departure, there was perfect bedlam. This was inten- 
sified by the fact that rain fell all day Monday. 

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Did you know that there had been more Waverleys built and sold this season 
than any other one make of 28 inch machines in America, regardless of grade or 
price? It is a fact! And it's being so is the most substantial proof in the world of 
the merit of this handsome machine. Every Waverley sold has been a walking, or 
rather a running advertisement for the goods, and notwithstanding the hard times, 
our factory, which has the largest capacity of any bicycle plant in the world, has been 
running night and day to fill orders. Why? Because we have given our customers 
a $150.00 bicycle for $85.00, and they show their appreciation of our efforts to give 
them the best goods for the least money by riding the Waverley. Have you seen 
it? If not, do so before you buy. 

Humboldt, Neb, July 20, 1894. 
Indiana Bicycle Co., 

Gentlemen:— Some time ago I wrote to you for a complete re- 
pair list, and yo i said inclosea please find list, but you failed to 
send it, and, as I wasgong to Denver on a trip, I had to order 
such as I wanted from your agents at Lincoln, and got them. 

I made the trip, and it was more extensive than I expected, as 
we traveled 1,260 miles, and can sav I never paid out a cent for re- 
pairs while I was on the trip, and my wheel and tires are as good 
as when I started. I had to ride through cactus for twenty -five 
miles, which was the only thing that caused a puncture, and will 
say I am exceedingly well pleased with the wheel. I am 

E. C. Hill, Jr. 


Indiana Bicycle Co., 


GEO. E. LLOYD & CO., Exclusive Agents for Chicago. 
Three stores— Cor. Canal and Jackson Sts., 593 W. fladison St., 297 Wabash Ave. 





The Annual Meeting— Entertained by the Mayor of Maidstone— 

English News. 

London, July 21. — Yesterday and today the Society of Cyclists has been 
holding a congress at Maidstone. About fifty ladies and gentlemen took 
part in the programme. A small riding party traveled down by road on 
Thursday, and yesterday morning the proceedings opened at the town hall, 
where the mayor of Maidstone welcomed the party. Sir Benjamin \\ . 
Richardson, the society's president, delivered his annual address, referring 
to the objects of the society, the progress of cycling during the past year, 
and the hygienic effects of the sport. Visits to All Saints Church, the ancient 
archbishop's palace adjacent, and the college were made before luncheon. 
In the afternoon an excursion to Leeds Castle was made by road. Among 
those cycling were Mr. and Mrs. Maddox, two American visitors. Mrs. 
Maddox wore rational dress and rode a light safety. The castle dates from 
the ninth century, and is surrounded by an extensive moat. The modern 
mansion, which contains many fine pictures, was built in 1822, and is the 
seat of the Wykeham-Martin family. 

On Friday evening, after dinner at the Mitre, the mayor gave a recep- 
tion to the society, and many Maidstone guests, at the museum. This morn- 
ing another meeting was held in the town hall, when Robert Hoar read a 
paper of cycling interest, after which, notwithstanding the rainy condition 
of the weather, the party embarked in a steam launch and proceeded down 
the Midway to Allington Castle, a charming ruin dating from pre-Norman 
times, and the scene of the romantic meetings between Sir Henry Wyatt and 
the ill-fated Ann Boleyn, in the reign of Henry YIII. 

After luncheon another excursion was made to Ightham Mote House, 
a delightful mansion recently purchased by its present owner for 8150,000. 
Very ancient, yet perfectly preserved, this celebrated building is sur- 
rounded by a moat with white swans majestically disporting themselves, 
and is situated amid strikingly picturesque scenery, almost unique in its 
character. The genus photographer never wearies of reproducing its 
beauties from various view-points, and it amply repays a journey of many 
hilly miles to see. 

On Saturday evening the society held its annual dinner at the Mitre 
Hotel, Maidstone, the mayor and several local notabilities being among 
the guests. Sir Benjamin presided and the function brought the congress 
to a successful close. The cordiality of the welcome extended to the 
society by R. A. Hamilton Seymour, the Maidstone mayor, and the towns- 
people generally, has never been surpassed in the history of the society. 

The Hill Climb 

promoted by the Catford club at Brasted, Kent, last Saturday, provided a 
tough task for those who essayed to scale the steep. Owing to the sudden 
and rough condition of the hill only two out of fourteen competitors reached 
the summit. These were F. L. Wale and A. E. Payer, both of the Folke- 
stone C. C. Wale proved the winner, his time being 2:43. The length of 
the hill is 700 yards. Both men rode Humber racers, weighing twenty-four 
and twenty-two pounds, respectively, geared to sixty inches, and fitted with 
Palmer tires. 

Tricycles are to be barred in the Cuca 24-hour race this year, and F. T. 
Bidlake will ride a safety. He is expected to put in a big performance, 
and there are some who anticipate he will push Shorland toward the close 
of the contest. Of course no tricycles will be used for pacing, as much 
inconvenience occurs in passing the broad-gauge mounts. 

C. C. Fontaine is greatly fancied by many as a probable winner of the 
Cuca race. Although only known last year as a rider of a peculiar manu- 
motive safety, upon which he several times made ineffectual onslaughts on 
the London-to-Brighton-and-back record. Fontaine has proved himself a 
marvelous rider by beating Mills' Edinburgh-to-London record this season, 
under most unfavorable conditions. Interviewed by Bicycling News, the 
wire-walker has opined that the man who wins will have to do 460 miles. 
Some of his friends believe him capable of doing 490. His tactics will be 
to follow Shorland until the twenty-third hour, when he will endeavor to 
run away from the cup holder. He will ride a Palmer-tired Whitworth, 
fitted with his own patent handles, and is fairly certain to accomplish a very 
notable performance, whether he wins or not. Owing to the 

Ugly Rumors of Interference 

and foul play in connection with the Cuca contest, and the heavy betting 
on the result which has taken place in the Midlands, the National Cyclists ' 
Union has appointed an emergency committee to attend throughout the 
race, empowered to take instant action upon any case which may arise. 
The coming contest is exciting an amount of interest entirely beyond that 
evinced in any previous affair of the kind. 

On Thursday evening at Heme Hill C. G. Thiselton and A. J. Watson, 
in a half-mile tandem safety handicap, broke the record for that distance, 
previously held by G, E. Osmond and Good, by two-fifths seconds, doing the 
distance in 1:00 2 &. 

I omitted to mention last week that F. T. Bidlake had broken the fifty- 
mile tricycle road record. The old record was 2:35:17, by Syd Begbie.who 
paced Bidlake on the occasion under notice. Bidlake did 2:22:55, beating 
record by over 12 minutes. But for puncture and mishaps to his pacers, 
Bidlake would have beaten the fastest safety time, viz.: 2:19:02. As it was, 
he rode the last ten miles on the run after a puncture, and his performance 
is regarded as a very fine one. 

The National Cyclists' Union has recognized the Lady Cyclists' Asso- 

ciation as a cycling club, and that body will henceforth be represented on 
the London center of the Union by a lady delegate. 

A. W. Harris is at present in London, and training on the Heme Hill 

Zimmerman's promised appearance at Aston Lower Grounds, Birming- 
ham, at the professional races, promoted by Sport and Play, for August 
6 and 7, is expected will pack the grounds to their fullest capacity. Harris, 
Edwards, Wheeler, and Schofield are announced as certain starters. 

Today in the fifty-mile road handicap of the North Road Club, Chase 
broke the record for that distance, doing 2:26:18. R. J. Ilsley's time was 
2:26:11. W. W. Robertson broke the out and home tricycle record for the 


Lima, Ohio, July 31. — It was in the half-mile open at the meet of the 
Lima Cycling Club today. The cracks had got well into the backstretch 
and were pedaling easily. Suddenly out of the ruck shot a streak of yellow 
and Charley Murphy led into the stretch, digging for home like one 
possessed. Hardly had Murphy got into the lead when a small form in 
pink challenged him and passed him. Taylor and Sanger followed closely 
and it was a ding-dong finish down the stretch. Bliss was right in his glory 
in the driving finish and won by a length from Taylor, who beat giant San- 
ger out for second. The time was l:06 ! s, good for the track. 

Sanger returned the compliment in the mile open by good hard riding. 
Sanger, Taylor, and Bliss swung around the last turn neck ana neck. 
Taylor had jumped past Graves, who was pacing, at the three-quarters. 
One hundred yards from home Charley Murphy flew up to the front like a 
whirlwind. Murphy surprised Sanger and finished only six inches back. 
Bliss seeing there was no chance for the prize, sat up, as did Taylor. The 
■ iders had agreed to give Graves third prize for pacing when the referee 
placed a 2:25 limit, and refused to put in a pacemaker under pay. 

Tom Cooper won the Class A mile and half mile open races, and broke 
the two-mile competitive record in the two-mile handicap, going a fine race 
from scratch in 4:39!^, and losing first place by only two lengths. The 
winner was in his sprint when Cooper flew up. Sanger finished a good day 
by riding a half-mile in 1 :00, breaking the state record. 


Half-mile open, Class B.— J. P. Bliss, first; G. F. Taylor, second; W. C. Sanger, third; 
A. I. Brown, fourth; C. M. Murphy, fifth. Time, 1:06&. 

Half-mile open. Class A. — Tom Cooper. Detroit, first; W. J. Klinger, Greenville, sec- 
ond; E. H. Kiser, third, Claude Doty, fourth. Time, 1:16. 

Two-mile handicap. Class B.— \V. S. Furman, Oran, 340 yards, first; Conn Baker, 170 
yards, second; H. A. Githens, 90 yards, third; F. C. Graves, 90 yards, fourth. L. C.Johnson, 
170 yards, fifth. Time. 4:42K- 

Quarter-mile open. Class B. — A. I. Brown, first; G. F. Taylor, second; L. C. Johnson, 
thirdfe. M. Murphy, fourth; C. Baker.fifth. Time. :322 5 . 

One-mile open. Class A.— Tom Cooper, first; E. H. Kiser, second; P. W. Klinger, 
third. Time, 2:30. 

One-mile open. Class B.— \Y. C. Sanger, first; C. M. Muiphy, second; J. P. Bliss, 
third; F. H. Plaice, fourth; G. F. Taylor, fifth. Time, 2:20^. 

Two-mile handicap. Class A.— F. C. Schrein, Toledo. 290 vards, first; T. Cooper. 
Detroit, scratch, second; William Edsell. Lima. 310 yards, third; E. H. Kiser, Dayton, 25 
yards, fourth. Time. i:39% . Cooper's time. 4:39 2 , 5. 

Two-mile lap race. Class B.— C. M. Murphy, first; Conn Baker, second; G. F. Taylor, 
third; C. H. Callahan, fourth. Time. 5:4"}. 


A rumor has been floating around Cycle Row in this city for some days 
that the Chas. F. Stokes Mfg. Co. would go out of business. The fact that 
Walter Measure of the Union Cycle Mfg. Co. has been in the city for some 
time and was in close consultation with Mr. Stokes lent color to the rumor 
A Bearings' man called on Mr. Stokes to inquire into the matter. 

"Yes," he said, "it is true that I am going to close my retail store. 
There is no money in the retail business any more. A few years ago the 
case was different. There were but a few of us in Chicago then, and list 
prices were maintained and goods were sold for cash. Now there are so 
many stores that no one can keep track of them. I am all the time coming 
across some cycle store that I did not know existed. Customers laugh 
when thay are asked to pay list prices, and the greater part of the business 
is done on the installment plan. 

"I have sold my Milwaukee branch to the Union company, and it will 
be run as one of their branches. When I made a new lease on the store I 
occupy, there was a provision in it that it might be cancelled on sixty days' 
notice, and I gave that notice more than a month ago. I have not decided 
yet whether I will continue in the jobbing business or not. The margins 
are small. If I do, it will be without the expense of a big store. There will 
be an office with e loft for storage purposes." 


St. Louis, July 27. The meeting of the judges in the Stearns-Lu-mi- 
num tests adjourned yesterday without having accomplished anything of 
note. It looks, however, as if the tests would be made at the next meeting, 
which will be held some time soon at Ithaca, N. Y. After a long contro- 
versey the St. Louis people agreed to go into the tests against frames to be 
furnished by Stearns of the same weight as the aluminum frames. This is 
the question that stopped progress all this week. The two principals also 
agreed to leave all the tests in the hands of the judges, which was not the 
case heretofore. 



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THE A. L. R. C. 

Racing Men Band Together to Protect Themselves— Objects of the 

New Association. 

The American League of Racing Cyclists is now a fact. Born in the 
brain of W. H. Wells, manager of the Spalding team, named by F. Ed 
Spooner, and found to be a necessity by abuses at many race meets of the 
past, it was finally formed. Organization was the cry, and the cyclists 
readily saw that their rights would only be respected when all were 
under one head, and with competent men to pull the strings. Over- 
valuation of prizes, poor and unsafe tracks, no dressing quarters, no 
cots, incompetent men as referees, judges, timers or clerks of the 
course, foul riding unseen and unreproved, and a dozen other things, 
all must be remedied now. The crack-a-jacks are an attraction much 
sought for by race-meet promoters. People come to see them race 
and in these days to break their necks. The League of American Wheel- 
men racing rules make it a misdemeanor for them to enter and not appear 
at a meet, but give them scant and tardy redress if the prizes are not up 
to value. 

At some race meets no dressing-rooms have been provided, but merely 
a dusty, warm and ill-smelling hole under the stand. At others there has 
been no cots provided and the soft side of a board has had to be used. Men 
have been placed in as judges who could not pick a winner to save their 
life. In many instances has a judge shouted, "Wasn't that a pretty finish," 
and at once turned to some spectator and one of the trainers with the query, 
"Who won?" Referees have made decisions known to be wrong, but lack 
of organization among the racing men, managers and trainers, prevented 
their standing together unanimously. Prizes have been widely advertized, 
and have proven to be worth not over 40 per cent of their value. Diamonds 
were offered at one meet as 850 stones, and larger and more perfect dia- 
monds at another meet were valued at §25. E. ¥. Miller won a set of field 
glasses at one meet valued (on the programme) at §25, took them out of 
the case and found them tagged §10. Other abuses on the prize list ques- 
tion are too innumerable to mention. 

All this and much more will have to be remedied. The Racing Board 
members are not present "on the spot," and do not see the manifestly 
unfair riding that is going on. It will be one of the objects of the new 
organization to expel from its membership men who do not at all times act 
as gentlemen, and when an infraction of the racing rules is discovered to 
ask the Racing Board to investigate and expel the offenders from the 
L. A. W. membership and the track. The Racing Board, in other 
words, will be aided in every possible way in preserving the purity 
of the sport. The officers of the new organization are men who are con- 
stantly on the circuit, and they will have control of the men. Both classes 
of riders will be admitted. The charter membership includes every prom- 
inent racing man on the path today, about fifty in all, with the managers 
and trainers, and a few followers of the circuit. Admission to membership 
will be by vote of the board of directors when the applicant is recommended 
by two members in good standing. The initiation fee will be §2, and 
dues §3 per year, payable in advance. Dues are payable on or before 
the first day of September, and members admitted in August will pay a 
year's dues in advance, but will be credited from September 1. The annual 
meeting will be held some time in September, presumably at Springfield. 

The board of directors of this organization will meet with the L. A. W. 
Racing Board, wherever their meetings shall be held to confer with them 
as to the best interests of the sport, and will in every way work hand in 
hand with them. Traveling expenses of officers on such occasions will be 
paid by the A. L. R. C. 

The following officers were elected: President, M. L. Bridgeman, 
manager Columbia racing team; vice-president, E. C. Bode, manager Ster- 
ling racing team; secretary-treasurer, W. H. Kirkpatrick, American Dun- 
lop Tire Co.; board of directors (constitution providing for two managers 
and two racing men), Tom Eck, at large; A. L. Atkins, manager Rambler 
racing team; W. F. Murphy, and Harry C. Tyler, the former the veteran 
racing man, the latter the well-known record breaker. There was little 
contest for office. Taxis received a number of votes for director, and the 
vote for secretary was Kirkpatrick, eleven, Spooner, ten, Will Hoyt, four. 

The bomb fell suddenly. Its report was sickening. Sunday night 
Birdie called Dickinson into a room and imparted the terrible information 
that he had "done, gone and did it." The chief bachelor hail fallen from 
his high estate. He was no longer a bachelor. The lucky lady became 
Mrs. Munger last Wednesday at Marion, Ind., the ceremony being per- 
formed hurriedly at the minister's house. Mrs. E. L. Gray, the bride, 
originally hailed from Marion, but for some years has resided in California. 
The courtship was brief. 

During the meet at Indianapolis the circuit chasers all noticed 
Munger's lover-like attentions to a very handsome and striking young 
woman and commented upon it. But Birdie was "foxy." Fifty wheelmen 
were quartered in the Denison and it would not do to stir up "the owners of 
the island." The announcement was withheld and this will be news to 
many who were at Indianapolis. Owing to the sickness of Fred Dickinson 
and his health-seeking trip at this time, the happy couple will remain in 


A bomb was thrown into the famous "bachelorquarters" at Indianapolis 
on Sunday evening last. New quarters had just been secured adjoining 
the factory, new furniture, new dishes (bachelor-quarter dishes are carried 
away by every visitor as souvenirs), new carpets, etc. A nice quiet, autumn's 
enjoyment was looked for as a fitting finale of a great season's business, 
when all worked every night at the Munger cycle factory. But "the best 
laid plans," etc. The bomb was unexpected. For some days Birdie has 
been an absentee from the festive meal; he was not at the factory except 
for brief moments, he was not at supper and as he did not show up at bed- 
time was consequently absent from the early morning breakfast. "Majah" 
Taylor, the young colored cook, missed Birdie and the missiles, butter 
dishes, spoons, tumblers, that Birdie usually threw at him. And Secretary 
Dickinson was not himself. For months Freddie has been on the decline. 
He has worked hard, and it is feared this great shock may throw him into 
consumption or that he may take to drink. With Dickinson not himself 
and Tom Roe blue as a whetstone, "Majah" Taylor got out of practice at 
dodging missiles and around corners. 


Milwaukee, Wis., July 30. — The Madison Club's road race from Sun 
Prairie to Madison, a distance of twelve miles, was run last Saturday, and 
was won by Frank Hackett, of Palmyra, who is fast developing into a 
speedy road racer, having won several other minor road races this season. 
H. H. Scovill, of Dixon, 111., finished a close second, while H. L. Hull, of 
Madison, crowded him hard and secured third place. The first time was 
won by Harry Crocker, of Milwaukee, who was scratch man. The booby 
was won by Wirt C. Williams, of Madison, who will feed on three water- 
melons when the prizes are distributed. The summary is as follows: 


Frank Hackett. 
H. H. Scovill ._ 

H. L. Hull 

Frank Chare... 
H. O. Walton __ 
L. H. Fales .... 
B. W. Park.... 

L. Brevier 

H. W. Crocker . 
W C. Neilson... 
A. L. Williams. 
F. Burgess 

A. E. Small 

L. P. Holmes... 

B. Stanchfield.. 
F. J. Campbell . 
Bert Hackett... 
Richard Bass... 

























P. E Mills 

I. D. Freeman 

John Norsman 

E. V. Briesen 

F. F. Kuentsel 

E. E. Crump 

L. Van Wart 

D. D. Warner 

H. M. Shepherd 

J, C. Schmidtbauer. 
Melvin Holverson.. 

Harry Hollister 

B. F. Oakey.. 

Con Knudson 

I. D. McDaniels 

Gabe Anderson 

E. C. Schneider 

F. F. Bowman 

W. C. Williams .... 










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The Mercury club has decided to discontinue the Racine-Milwaukee 
road race, and instead will hold a race that will be finished where it begins. 
The course of the Racine race, twenty miles, is too long. The new course 
will be from the corner of Kinnickinnic and Russell avenues, this city, to 
Cudahy, South Milwaukee, and return, a distance of sixteen miles, over 
good roads. The prizes of the Mercury club for the Racine race were dis- 
tributed last Friday. 

It is doubtful if F. Heider, who rode in the North Milwaukee-Milwau- 
kee road race last Sunday, has his equal in the line of wheel smashing. He 
broke two wheels on the course and finished on the third, crossing the tape 
sixth. The summary is as follows: 


F. Fischer, City 

F. Hubinger, City 

W. Wunderlich, City 

F Kiser, City 

J. Ornstine, City 

F. Heider, City 

L Knoernschild, City 

F. Zaumeyer. City 

J. Julien, City 





The Pueblo Meet. 

Pueblo wheelmen, especially the Rovers, are working "tooth and nail" 
for the national circuit meet to be held at Pueblo, August 20, under the 
auspices of the Rover Wheel and Athletic Club, and the club is confident 
that better time can be made on their new three-lap track than will be 
made in Denver at the League meet, as the stretches on the Rover's track 
are longer than the Denver track, and the turns are gradual and well 
banked. There will be $2,000 in valuable prizes, and the boys can rest 
assured they will be received with open arms, and entertained with true 
western hospitality by the members of the Rovers. Excursions will be 
run from points in western Kansas, and eastern Colorado, and the 20th 
will be a gala day for Pueblo, and Pueblo wheelmen. 

Zimmerman Again Wins. 
Zimmerman raced at Bordeaux last Sunday and cable dispatches state 
that he duplicated the previous Sunday's performance. He defeated 
Loste, the best rider in southern France, with ease. At the Paris races 
Lumsden won the Toulouz prize, Starbuck being second and Medinger 
third. Yerheyen and Louvet won the tandem race, Crooks and mate 
being second. 

Wauseon, Ohio, is preparing for a big meet on August 27. It has one 
of the finest half-mile tracks in the country and is preparing a big prize 




Louisville, Ky., July 20. — As foreshadowed in last week's paper, 
Chairman Raymond's ax took off Fred D. Cartwright's head for a tech- 
nical violation of the racing rules. Cartwright made application for mem- 
bership in the L. A. W., and when he received an acknowledgement of its 
receipt he, as well as the members of the Owensboro Wheel Club, thought 
that he was a member of the League. He made out his entry and it was 
accepted by the club's officers, knowing the circumstances. He entered 
the race, rode and won it in one of the most exciting finishes ever seen in a 
Kentucky championship. When The Bearings of July 6 called atten- 
tion to the fact of the technical violation, one of the local members reported 
the fact to Mr. Raymond. So far so good. Mr. Raymond did not notify 
Cartwright of any charges being preferred against him, nor did he allow 
him to offer any explanation, but suspended him for thirty days and ordered 
him to return the medal he had won. 

Mr. Raymond can find material for his ax by reading the following: 
At the fair held at Stanford, Ky., two weeks ago, they advertised some cycle 
races in connection with the other events. M. J. Fleck, member of the 
state racing board, states that no application was made to his board for a 
sanction, and no publication of any sanction was promulgated by the 
National Racing Board. For entering these races every contestant violated 
a racing rule. Again, for Class A riders, in one race, was offered a $125 
bicycle as first prize. Percy Hopper, of Cloverport, advised the other boys 
that they would lose their Class A status for riding for the prize, and 
wanted them to make a demand for smaller prizes. This four of them 
declined to do, and entered the race knowing that they were violating the 
rules. S. B. Adams, of Somerset, Ky., the winner of the Prince Wells' road 
race, won the race and the wheel. The other contestants who finished 
were Burton and Menafee, local riders of the county in which the races 
were held. 

A careful survey of the road over which Harvey made his 24-hour 
record last week has shown that he 

Did Not Ride 294 Miles, 
as stated, but only 274 miles. This difference would also have some effect 
on the 100-mile record as claimed. Since this discrepancy was found, it 
has been charged that at times there were no checkers, and it is certain 
that there was no official timer present, the checkers taking the time. The 
one mostly concerned in this matter is Howard Jefferis, whose record was 
broken. He does not know what record he will have to contend against. 
He is training for his attempt, and will make it next week. For his attempt 
there will be checkers and timers at each end of the road, and the track 
will be officially surveyed for him. 

The brother of the secretary-treasurer of this division has been writing 
letters to Mr. Raymond about the Cartwright suspension, and has laid him- 
self open to ridicule by attempting to show that because the by-laws of the 
League had been violated once or twice before that a repetition of the 
violation should again go unnoticed or unpunished. The only good argu- 
ment he used was the fact that the offender was punished without previous 
notice or chance to explain his position. He also boasts that one other con- 
testant in the same race was as liable as Cartwright, but refuses to give his 

The committee from the Louisville Cycle Club, to whom was referred the 
question of a date in the national circuit, decided to report unfavorably on 
the question. The reason given was that a new and suitable track could nol 
be built in time for it. The auditorium track has been condemned and the 
Jockey Club track is too soft for cycle racing. Rather than have a bad 
track to offer.they decided to give up the idea and work for a good track for 

Letter-Carriers' Race. 

The letter carriers of Chicago held their first road race last Sunday for 
a medal put up by Postmaster Hesing. The race was a ten-mile event 
and was won by C. W. Green, with a handicap of 8 minutes. The time 
prize was carried off by A. E. Smith, from scratch, in 29:15. 


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Racing Men Have a Fight at Indianapolis— Two Days of Good 


Indianapolis, Ind., July 27. — It was a slim crowd that filled the center 
seats of the great grand stand at the Zig-Zag Cycling Club's tournament 
today. The grand stand at the fair grounds seats 10,000 people, and an 
ordinary race meet crowd sinks out of sight in its vast depths. But then 
this is Friday and tomorrow is Saturday. The people will wait till the last 
day, and if Indianapolis maintains her reputation there will be a grand 
stand full to overflowing tomorrow. Last season's attendance here was 
among the largest of the year. Here it was that the greatest and most 
sensational race of the season occurred, when Zimmerman went out and 
galloped away with the $1,000 solid gold, diamond-studded cup in record 
time of 2:12 for a scratch race. The record still stands, and the memories 
of that greatest of all contests will always linger in the minds of the Indian- 
apolis people. Johnson, Tyler, Windle, and a dozen others all ran off their 
feet in a mad hunt for 81,700 in prizes and all in one race. It was grand 
and there was nothing to compare with it. The races of today lacked those 
sensational features which made last year's meet so famous. 

A mile track makes good racing, no doubt, especially a track like this, 
but the dear public sees only a helter-skelter start, a smart play for position, 
then there is a lapse and a long hard battle down the straight, with a 
large field of racing men all in a confused mas?. 

The Finish is Glorious. 

Every man lets himself out, and that to his full extent. There is no bank- 
ing to run over nor to take at the rider's risk, the only falls being through the 
rider's own carelessness. 

Class B men did not fall and Class A men did, today, one of the latter 
getting a broken collar-bone as a memento. 

Because of the rather unwise action of the club there came very near 
being no racing today. Notice was given to all contestants to come to the 
clubhouse and get their tickets. When they got there they were told to pay 
all entrance fees in all races for both days in which they had entered. Here 
was a surprise party. Your modern racing man, as a star attraction pays 
no entrance fees in most places, and where he does pay does so only in races 
in which he starts, and that after the races. But a member of the Zig-Zag 
Club is reputed to have said, "We'll get this money now or we won't get it 
at all." This was a direct slap at the rider's honesty. 

Leeming and others stood out and would not pay, and finally the com- 
mittee, which had refused to take an order on the different firms, decided 
to allow the kicking teams to pay after the races for those in which their 
members ran. The others who did not kick paid up in full. 

At a meeting of the racing men in the evening, attended by fifty, 
managers, trainers, and men, a committee of three was appointed to demand 
an apology for questioning the men's honesty, and to arrange other matters, 
if possible, looking toward securing the return of dollars to "overpaid" 

The American League of Racing Cyclists 
was formed at the same time with E. C. Bode as temporary chairman, and 
F. Ed Spooner as secretary pro tern. This is not an organization antagonis- 
tic to anything or any one, but merely formed with an idea of regulating 
certain abuses, a number of which will be mentioned, and of taking con- 
certed action for the general good of racing men. Sanger, Titus, Conn 
Baker, and Cabanne, of the racing men, and managers Bridgeman, Eck, 
and Atkins, with H. Goodman, made a committee to draft by-laws, and 
report on the morrow. Messrs. Eck, Bridgeman and others spoke at length 
on the general good of such an organization to the sport, and to the racing 
men themselves. To the latter in securing cots and proper dressing-rooms 
at meets, regulating the matter of entry fees, and settling matters of dispute 
on the track by a committee. The value of prizes will be looked into, and 
these prizes must be somewhere near advertised value. It was intended to 
bar Class A men, but it was shown that that class might some day be thrown 
into B, and failing to come into the fold kick over the traces. Such a body 
of men could make itself felt very forcibly in time of need. 

But to the races. All of them were fast and exciting, Charley Murphy 
having a bad cold, failed to appear. Johnson was lame and on a Munger 
wheel, having jumped his contract with E. C. Stearns & Co. Murphy, how- 
ever, will continue to ride a Stearns. Tyler was at Waltham. For all this 

A Fine Field Got Up 
for the mile open in this order from the pole: Cabanne, St. Louis; Bliss, 
Chicago; Johnson, Minneapolis; Levy and Steele, Chicago; Taxis, Phila- 
delphia; Kennedy, Chicago; Titus, New York; Helfert, Utica; Dodson, Chi- 
cago; Bald, Buffalo; MacDonald, New York and Sanger, Springfield. 
Surely a representative crowd. At the start off Sanger was sixth, Bliss 
first and Johnson back some. Whereas at the half Sanger backed out of a 
ticklish position and got to the outside; then he jumped and the field 
bunched. Sanger swung into the long straight rather wide and came like 
mad. Johnson was on the pole hugging the fence and was surely second it 
seemed when Titus came up well and took second by a foot, yet the judges 
gave Johnson the decision. Kennedy, Cabanne and Bald ran in close up, 
all six in a blanket finish. 

Johnson was clearly pocketed, probably unintentionally in the half- 
mile open, in which neither Sanger nor Titus started. Cabanne tried to run 
away from the field and little Pinky Bliss, his pretty moustachio floating 
on the warm summer zephyrs, got after him, a pink streak being all that 

could be seen in the distance. On the straight pink passed black, and Bliss 
won prettily, Bald beating out his friend Kennedy this time for third. 

Githens was a surprise party to spectators and racing men as well in 
the half-mile handicap. The Chicago man was on 30 yards, virtually 
scratch, and from that point rode a dare-devil half-mile, straight down and 
to and through the bunch and up to the tape, a winner in an exciting finish. 
A. I. Brown, 40 yards, and L. C. Johnson, 40 yards, of the Cleveland team, 
the latter's first ride in Class B, were in at the death, running second and 
third. Taxis said 

Githens' Ride Through That Bunch 
was a caution and that he dared not even follow. Githens' time was 1:02%". 

Another link is forged in that rapidly formed and still more rapidly 
forming chain of honors belonging to Fred J. Titus. Honor of being placed 
on scratch with Bliss, Johnson, and Sanger comes easy with this lad and fits 
him nicely, too. He was alone on the mark in the two-mile handicap with 
Taylor and Taxis, old veterans at the game, at 60 yards. Titus caught 
these two at the half, where the field bunched. A local man attempted to 
run away, and Titus allowed him all the chance in the world, staying with 
the bunch to the last and then going away with good speed. Titus won in 
4:45, 14 seconds outside Sanger's wonderful record on the great Springfield 
track. Graves and Taylor, of the V ictor team, were second and third. 

Bliss was paced by two tandem teams for a mile, Steele and Levy car- 
rying him a quarter in .28 and half in :58, and Githens and Lumsden taking 
him to the three-quarters in 1:31 and home in 2:04' = , the last halt dead 
slow. Black and Peltier rode a half in a tandem in l:00 3 ' s , breaking the 
Class A half-mile record, it is said. The races dragged horribly. A suc- 
cessful clerk of course, is born, not made, and Munger needed help. 


One-mile novice.— M. S. Good, first; R. Norton, Cambridge City, second; E. S. Church, 
Chicago, third; G. H. Buschman, fourth. Time. 2:31. Nineteen started. 

Half-mile handicap. Class B— H. A. Githens, 30 yards, first; A. I. Broun, Cleveland . 
40 yards, second; L. C. Johnson, Cleveland, 40 yards, third; H. L. D dson, 55 yards, fourth; 
W. F. Murphy, 55 yards, fifth; R. F. Goetz, 25 yards, sixth. Time, 1:02^5 

Quarter-mile open, Class A, final heat.— F. B. Rigby, Toledo, first; W. J. Klinger, 
Greenville, second; W. B. Bonnfield, third; Ed McKeon, fourth; O. P. Bernhardt, fifth. 
Time, :32>/5. 

One-mile open, Class B. — W. C. Sanger, first; J. S. Johnson, second; F J. Titus, third; 
A. D. Kennedy, fourth; L. D. Cabanne, fifth; E. C. Bald, sixth. Time, 2:17 ' .- . 

One-mile handicap, Class A. — W. P. Comingore, 180 yards, first; R, Norton. 180 yards, 
second; W. Atkins, 180 yards, third; James Shoaff, 180 yards, fourth. Time, 2:10. 

Half-mile open, Class B— J. P. Bliss, first; L. D. Cabanne, second; E. C. Bald, third; 
A. D. Kennedy, fourth. Time, l:08Vfe. J. S. Johnson also ran. 

One-mile, 2:40 class, Class A. — E. H. Kiser. Dayton, first; E. D. McKeon, second; 
D. J. Good, third. Time, 2:45. 

Two-mile handicap, Class B.— F. J. Titus, scratch, first; F. C. Graves, 120 yards, 
second; G. F. Taylor, 60 yards, third; H. H. Maddox, 110 yards, fourth; W. W. Taxis, 60 
yards, fifth. Time, 4:45. 


Indianapolis, Ind., July 28. — "Sore" expresses the feelings of the Zig- 
Zag Cycling Club members tonight. The race meet has not proven a 
howling success. Some hundreds of dollars were lost. The crowds both 
days were small. The club lays this to the local press, which took the 
racing men's side on the question of entry fees. And one of the hot heads 
— for there are several on the circuit — only augmented the matter, so the 
club says, by insulting talk to the ciub president. 

It seems that last season the club lost 8150 in unpaid entry fees, is still 
in the hole on the monstrous tournament given then, and does not propose 
to make another misstep. The committee was told to get all entry fees 
before a ticket was issued. The instructions came direct from the club and 
could not be disobeyed. The committee stuck to its position and the 
entry fees were paid in advance. This was right according to all rules, and 
the A. L. R. C. as formed had not a quarrel over this matter at all, although 
a committee was appointed to meet with the club officials and arrange the 
trouble amicably, which they did. 

The Races Dragged Terribly. 
Rain fell hard just previous to the mile open, but did not hurt the track. 
Sanger dressed, packed his wheel and clothes, and started them down town. 
Then he found the race was to be run, but could not recall his wheel and 
suit. Johnson's bruises from his fall at Toledo are worse, and in the great 
race of the day he finished absolutely last. Bliss won it by a length from 
Cabanne, Titus, Kennedy, C. M. Murphy, and Bald close up. Johnson was 
about eighth, eight more having dropped out. Kennedy led down the 
stretch with Bliss behind. Kennedy watched the track center and Bliss, 
followed by Cabanne and Taxis, went by silently on the inside. The time 
limit was 2:16, the race was run in 2:22 and allowed. In the three-mile 
handicap Titus was on scratch and was early in the bunch of a dozen , 
with Leacock, Roll, and Fineout, long-mark men, away ahead. A half 
mile from home Titus and Cabanne started to jump. Taxis shot across in 
front just at the fatal moment and all came down except Taxis, who escaped 
to run fifth, his team mate, Maddox, taking fourth and last prize. Titus, 
Cabanne, and Graves came down in the rain and got muddy, that was all. 
Leacock, 500 yards, won in 7:21. 

There was a good wind storm up when Bernhardt took the half-mile 
open, Class A contest, in 1:07 5*. 

E. W. Ballard, a Chicago man, rode in an easy winner of the mile 
handicap, Class B, from the 80 yard-mark, riding in 2:10'-. Ballard is a 
sprinter, and the stiff wind down the stretch was a Ballard breeze. The 
winner rode a borrowed wheel, a Cleveland. Levy, of Chicago, was 
Ballard's nearest competitor, with W. F. Murphy, the veteran, third, and 
Cabanne, the St. Louis man, pushing him close. Titus started scratch and 



Kiser, Rigby, Klinger, was the order in the mile open, Class A, 
strangely enough the same order occurring yesterday in a Class A race. 

The start of the quarter-mile race was a scrap from beginning to end. 
There were too many starters, and these had to be placed in two lines. It 
was agreed that a fall should not mean a call back. At the start-off Bliss 
was thrown against the fence, either by too hard a shove off or a depression 
in the track, and dismounted very suddenly while in the lead. Down the 
stretch A. I. Brown, the Cleveland doctor, gained the lead. This was 
Brown's first win. He was known to be a good sprinter, and proved him- 
self so on this occasion. He was never headed, although E. C. Johnson, 
also of Cleveland, fought hard all the last eighth. MacDonald, also a great 
quarter sprinter, shot, for shot is the word, up from the rear and took second 
by a few inches, Githens a close fourth, with Cabanne pressing him close, 
Murphy and Bald were close up. The time, :30' 5 , a month ago, would have 
been competition record, and as it is, is less than a second slow. Immedi- 
ately after this race MacDonald went out for a trial for the standing quarter 
record in the stiff wind which was blowing. W. F. Murphy paced him part 
way. He did :29' : '. The record is :28. 

Olie Bernhardt, of Toledo, rode grandly in the fast gathering storm, 

One-mile open. Class A.— E. H. Kiser, Dayton, first; F. Rigby, Toledo, second; \Y. J. 
Klinger, Greenville, third; H. H. Dronberger, Terre Haute, fourth. Time, 2:281 

Quarter-mile open, Class B.— A. I. Brown, Cleveland, first; Kay MacDonald, second: E. 
C. Johnson, third; H. A. Githens, fourth; L. D. Cabanne, fifth Time, :80 

Two-mile handicap, Class A.— F. A. Thomas, 210 yards, first; H. Dronberger, 240 yards, 
second; O. P. Bernhardt scratch, third. Time. 1:55. 

One-mile special. Class B.— J. P. Bliss, first; L. D. Cabanne, second; F. 1. Titus, third; 
A. D.Kennedy, fourth; C. M. Murphy, fifth; E. C. Bald, sixth. Time. 2:22' 

Half-mile open. Class A.— O. P. Bernhardt, first; W J. Klinger, second; E. I). McKevie, 
third; Thomas H. David, fourth. Time. 1:07%. 

Three-mile handicap. Class B.— R. J. I.eacock, St. Louis, 450 yards, first; E. P. Roll, 
500 yards, second; J. A. Fineout, 500 yards, third; H. H. Maddox, 180 yards, fourth; VV, W. 
Taxis, 90 yards, fifth. Time, 7:21. 

Cyclists vs. Police. 

The police of Buffalo have made themselves particularly obnoxious to 
the local wheelmen of late. The trouble was caused by an old ten-mile per 
hour ordinance, and the advent of a new chief of police. Wholesale arrests 
have been the order of the day, and even the men training on the park 
roads in the morning or after nightfall have fallen into the clutches of the 
wily "coppers." It is well to enforce the law in the business part of the city, 
but the line was drawn a bit too fine when men training in the outskirts sud- 

w. w. Taxis, of Philadelphia. 


going from scratch into third place in the two-mile handicap. He was close 
to the winner and his time 4:46'*. MacDonald intended to go with tandem 
pacing for the quarter but it rained. This was only a shower and it was 
decided to hurry the races. The hurry did not come, however, fast enough 
for the men who wanted to ride in the big race of the day. The half-mile 
open, Class A, was put in ahead of the big race and a boy ran a quarter 
in :35. 

Then the mile open was run and the last race of the day, the three- 
mile handicap, was finished in the rain at 6 o'clock. Thus eight races took 
3 hours to run and there were no heats either. This delay is in part 
accounted for by the fact that the big crowd was expected after 4 o'clock. 
The crowd did not come, partly owing to the rain and partly to several 
severe falls taken out of the management by the local morning papers. 
These misconstrued the meeting of the racing men when the A. L. R. C. 
was formed and took it that this was against the club because of fancied 
grievances. The papers did not look up the club's side at all, but took the 
side against their local readers. Naturally there were sore heads in the 


One-mile handicap, Class B.-E. \V. Ballard. Chicago, 90 yards, first; James Levy, 
Chicago, 100 yards, second; W. F Murphy, N. Y. A. C, 100 yards, third; L. D. Cabanne, 
St. Louis, 20 yards, fourth; F. C. Graves, 60 yards, fifth. Time, 2:10. 

denly got a crack on the head from a flying policeman's club, or had one of 
the batons tangled up in the spokes of his mount. Several influential 
wheelmen then got together and began to compile statistics, and came to 
the conclusion that there were 20,000 wheelmen in the city, of which 40 per 
cent were tax payers. They went to work to have a cycle path laid out in 
the park for wheelmen, and wheelmen only. Mammoth petition blanks 
were printed aad distributed with freedom. There are about seven thou- 
sand signatures of residents and business men on the list now, and ere long 
the common council will be asked to provide such a path. If the project 
is vetoed, woe to the city father who will try for a re-election, for the wheel- 
men are a power in Buffalo politics, and as they have already defeated a 
candidate, who had no use for cyclists, they will do so again. 

Coast Cyclists Have a Picnic. 

San Francisco, July 23. — Over two hundred wheelmen attended the 
annual picnic and run of the California Associated Cycling Clubs yesterday 
The location of the picnic grounds was a spot about two miles from San 
Mateo, and about twenty miles from this city, in a grove of eucalyptus trees 
and right on the shore of the bay. Cyclists from all the surrounding cities 
were in attendance, and all had a good time. 





Every body has heard of its metalithic surface, but not one in a thousand 
outside of those that have been upon it can make the faintest guess what 
the surface is like. The word metalithic suggests all sorts of mysterious 
compounds and one is prepared to see a sort of composition of india 
rubber and pneumatic tires that will fairly throw a man off its elastic, 
resilient surface when he rides upon it; but the stern reality is far different. 
In plain United States it is nothing more than a Portland cement sidewalk, 
laid in a circle tilted up on its edge a little on the straights and well up on 
its edge on the turns and with a piece left out on the backstretch showing 
where "Brads' " money gave out. The surface lacks that resiliency so 
noticed by a new rider on the Springfield track. The cement is dead. But 
it is smooth and without a flick of an obstruction from end to end, and 
what it lacks in life it makes up in surface. If a man can't ride fast on it it 
is pretty good evidence that he is a dub. The banking, too, is superb. A 
tandem can be taken around the turns on the dead jump without a ghost of 
a let up and a quarter on a "twofer" in :27Vfc is a common occurrence. Then 
again "Billy" Corcoran has got every 
thing about the track as neat as a 
new pin, the distances in yards are 
sunk into the edge of the track all the 
way around. The top of the bank and 
the inner curb are neatly sodded, the 
surface is drenched off with a hose 
daily and swept continually; drains 
underground carry away all the water. 
A circuit of water pipes around on 
the curb afford a good pressure for 
sprinkling at any point. 

The center field has been graded 
and will be sodded in the spring for 
football and such sports, and an at- 
tempt will be made to get the collegi- 
ate football matches there. No better 
field for either players could be found. 

One Objection to the Surface 
is that on a hot day the white surface 
throws the heat up in the racer's face 
and fairly blinds him. In laying the 
cement the masons put in the regular 
lines across it as though it wasaside- 
walk and when a man is rushing the 
sprint at top speed up the straight he 
is apt to think that each one of these 
he passes over is the tape and so 
gets left occasionally. Some im- 
provements are still to be made. The 
small judges' stand is to be sunk so 
that the judges' heads will be on a 
level with the track to make more ac- 
curate judging of a finish. The re- 
porters are to have a new stand on 
the front of the grand stand on the 
level with the track where they can 
talk to the contestants if they so 
mind without blocking up the track. 
Theaforesaid lines in the surface are 
to be stopped up so they will not 
bother the racer. A continuous line 
two-thirds of the way up from the pole 
is to be marked and a sign put up 
warning all who are going slow to 
keep above this mark. A sign warn- 
ing all men to beware of "tacking 
on" to a visitor while he is train- 
ing will be displayed in a conspic- 
uous place, and large disks of half 
black and white will still more plainly designate the fractional poles. 

There are some things on the Waltham track you do not see elsewhere. 
For instance there is Lon Peck, the starter. "Lonny" has a voice equal to 
two bulls of Bashan, and a characteristic way of starting the men especially 
in a handicap that challenges the wonder of a poor unsophisticated racing 
man from out the wild and woolly. "On your marks!" "Timers — ready — 
starters — ready— BANG — get out of way," and if you are a new man and on 
scratch the old hands at "Lonny's" start will be down the backstretch before 
you realize that the gun has shot. Don't be afraid you will find any 
straggler just stepping back on to the track after flattening himself out of 
existence at that whoop of Lon's, Oh, no! For as you come around the turn 
you will be saluted with one wild yell, "As you are," and the pushers again 
extinguish themselves while Lon recuperates his voice with a troche. 

Then there's Billy Corcoran himself in all his glory. Throw a piece of 
paper on the ground and then 

Watch Billy's Expressive Eye 
as he walks a quarter of a mile across the track to pick it up. That eye 
speaks volumes. In a moment of temporary aberration let a trainer spit 
on the surface. Words can not ^express Billy's scorn', for the man who 

doesn't know any better than to dirty up his track. Billy has a snap, but 
he does not appreciate it. In his duller moments he longs again for the 
excitement of the circuit and on race days the old warhorse scents the 
fray early in the day and he coaches the crowd as to how Porter wins in a 
way that causes all Walthamonia to look upon him with reverence. Never 
ask Billy what he thinks of Porter or what he last heard from his old 
protege, Zimmerman, unless you are in the stand where a chair is handy 
for the flood sates of Billy's eloquence will be let loose and he will fill you 
up with anecdote and story of Zimmerman and Porter till you can not really 
recollect whether it was Porter who ousted Wtndle or Zimmy. 

Then there is the announcer. He, rumor says, gets $25 a day for the 
job, and being a conscientious man, he wants to give Bradstreet the worth 
of his money, so what he lacks in quality he tries to make up in quantity. 
The first race is over and Mr. Announcer now has that grand stand at his 
mercy: "R — a — c — e — e — e — e n — u — m — b — e — r — r — r — r f — i — v — e — e — e 
— e, h — e — a — t — t — t n — u — m — b — e — r — r — r t — h — r — e — e — e — e — e, (by 
that time the men for the next heat are up). T — h — e — e — e — e w- — i — n — n — n 
(BANG, they're off) — e — r — r — r — r n — u — m — b — e — r t — w — e — n — t — y— y 

— y — y f — o — u — r — r — r (they are 
sprinting down the homestretch), 
n — u — m — b — e — r — r — r— -r s — i — x — 
t — e — e — n — n — n — n s — e — c — o n 
d — d — d n — u — m — b — e — r — r t — e — 
n— n t — h — i— r- d." But that heat 
is a thing of the past and they hand 
him the later one to announce and 
so he keeps it up all day until "Brad" 
brags to you of how expensive it is to 
bring out a good board of officers 
from Bosting, when you fully believe 
him if he gets them by the hour. 




The K. C. W.'s New House. 

New York, July 24. — The new 
clubhouse of the Kings County 
Wheelmen will be a model of ele- 
gance and convenience when ready 
for occupancy.on or about September 
1. The deal was completed one day 
last week and the price paid for the 
property was S30.000. It is located 
at 78 Herkimer street, Brooklyn, and 
is just around the corner from the 
present home of the crack road club 
of America. The grounds measure 
100x100 feet, and on them is built the 
most picturesque house in that sec- 
tion of the city. It is made of pressed 
brick, with brown stone trimmings 
and is three stories in height, with 
grand balconies to each floor. The 
size of the building itself is 45x40, 
leaving plenty of space for the tennis 
courts. In the basement bowing al- 
leys will be placed on one side and 
the heating apparatus and store- 
rooms on the other. 

The entire finishing of the inside of 
the house is a polished mahogany. 
A grand staircase leads from the 
main hall upstairs, where are to be 
found four large rooms, two on each 
side, not to speak of the large bath 
ro 'in, etc. The secretary's office, lock- 
ers, and committee-room will also be 
placed on this floor. The top floor will 
be utilized for the club cafe, card- 
rooms, and janitor's apartments. A 
complete gymnasium will also be fitted 
up on the top floor, thereby making the most complete clubhouse to be found 
in this section, and one worthy of such a club as the Kings County Wheelmen. 
The street commissioner has promised to have the block on which the house 
is located asphalted, which will connect with Bedford avenue, and then on 
to the parks and boulevards. The club members are happy at the pros- 
pects of at last having gained possession of so choice a bit of property, and 
all are looking forward to the time for removal from their present quarters 
which have grown altogether too small for the increasing membership of 
the club. The house committee promises a swell house warming when 
possession is taken of the new house. 

The second annual meet of the Portsmouth Cycling Club will be held 
Friday, August 31. There will be three Class B and six Class A events. 
The bicycle dealers have been liberal in the way of prizes and from 
present indications it is going to be a good meet. 

The Mt. Clemens (Mich.) Wheelmen will give a big meet August 28. 
Over eight hundred dollars in prizes will be hung up. 



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Zimmerman Simply Plays With the Englishman— Beaten at His 

Own Game. 

Paris, July 16. — "No, give Zimmerman a little more time to get into 
shape and two or three more defeats and he will begin his old practice of 
running away from the bunch in the last 300 yards." 

Although with the record of Zimmerman's reputation for annually ful- 
filling to the letter just such a prediction as this the editor of The Bear- 
ings need not claim unto himself too much credit as a prognosticator, it is 
nevertheless true that the famous "Skeeter" from Jersey has arrived at that 
stage of the game already. 

Yesterday at the Velodrome de la Seine, Paris, he defeated Barden, 
the English rider, in the best two out of three races in a match for 10,000 
francs, and "wiped up the earth" with Farman, Dumond, and Hermet in a 

Zim winning the mile from Barden. 

two-kilometer contest, with Fidus Achates Wheeler lapping his rear wheel 
at the finish. 

Yes, Zimmerman is all right. The French newspapers have come to 
that conclusion and the cycling hebdomadary which has defended Zim 
from first to last is now "rubbing it in" on the contemporary which has 
maintained a rather lukewarm attitude toward Zimmerman and Troy. 
There is now a disposition to get in line and say nothing in particular about 
the immediate past. 

Head lines this morning run "Who?" Yes, who is to ride against 
Zimmerman? When he defeated Edwards with absolute ease a week ago 
the people opened their eyes a bit, and said he was a wonder, but now they 
say he is more than a wonder and they ask, "Quelest l'homme a opposer 
maintenant a Zimmerman?" (Who is the man to place now against Zim- 
merman?) Edwards was too slow, Barden has been found wanting, who 
can keep close enough to the grand champion Amercain to make it inter- 
esting? Edwards essayed nothing but a short distance with a sprint, but 
Barden thought he would try his luck in a five-mile slugging match, in the 
hopes of being able to run the American off his feet. But neither the 
sprinting nor the plugging plan has availed anything against Zimmerman, 
and he is at the present writing very much on top. 
Long-Distance Races, 
even though they were as modest as five miles, have never entered as a 
specialty into Zimmerman's category, but if it becomes a necessity for him 
to get up and follow tandem pacemakers at a grinding pace in order to 
win "he guesses he can do it once in a great while." The long distance, 
with hard pacing, was Barden's "long suit." He was fond of it — took it for 
dejeuner, lunch, and dinner. It was a condition of his match with Zimmer- 
man that a five-mile event be put on for the second race and that the 
swiftest tandem teams obtainable be employed. He was hardly confident 
that he would win the first, a mile event, because he was in doubt about 
being able to hold Zimmerman on the sprint, but in the cruel, cruel pound- 
ing pace of three or four tandems he would have him at his mercy. There 
is a lull in Barden stock today, with no very fiery prospect of reaction. 
Zimmerman preferred is held at fancy figures, with very few bidders. The 
Barden pair, of father and son, has been conspicuous in Paris cycling 
circles for some time, and while it can not be said that Barden is a "dub," 
and granting that the two are both shrewd and sportsmanlike, the young 
man had, previous to the match with Zimmerman, gained his reputation 
rather cheaply. On form he had shown well, and in training was in the 
fast brigade. He went to pieces in the fifty-kilometer race on the night of 
July 5, but with his and his father's reputation for being "a bit foxy" it 
was not entirely safe to take a line from the incident. The deduction now 
is that 

Barden "Was Unequal to the Effort 
of staying the distance and pace. When the bell rang for the mile con- 
test Harden was the first to arrive in position, and Zimmerman rode slowly 
around and took his place on the line wearing his proverbial expression of 

indifference and "devil-may-care" style. There were no pacemakers in this 
race, and Zim started away slowly in the lead. Two laps were done at a 
leisurely pace, and then Barden came up and rode by the side of his com- 
petitor for the third and last. There was very little to it. Zimmerman sim- 
ply rode too fast for Barden in the homestretch, and it was all over but the 
shouting. Balden was on equal terms with Zimmerman coming around the 
banking — the pace being yet moderate — but he could not hold on as Zim 
started to go. Anywhere between six and ten lengths — according to the 
mental condition of the observer — may have intervened between Zimmerman 
and Barden as the former crossed the tape. Barden was a little closer than 
Edwards was at the finish, but he probably would not have been had Zim- 
merman began sprinting as early as in the case of his match with Edwards. 
In estimating the crowd that was in attendance an excited American 
would have declared there were 100,000 raving maniacs within the gates, 
although to one of more sober judgment the number appeared anywhere 
from ten thousand to twelve thousand — and at double prices too. On the 
days when Zimmerman rides match races the admission fee is raised to a 
minimum of two francs, and from that up to ten francs. A crowd upon "the 
bleachers " had a large American flag, which was kept waving all the 
time, while the patriotic color-bearer and his associates made Paris howl 
with their 

Approvals of /.im's Winnings. 

The race was ridden in 3:06 '/g. The five-mile race came on after an inter- 
vening race, in which Wheeler and Crooks got placed in their heats. This 
was to be the contest with tandem pacemakers, and just how "Jersey" 
would come out of a long plugging: match was the question at stake, A 
team of amateurs came out and Barden viewed them with some misgivings; 
they didn't look fast enough. After a long wait and considerable discussion, 
another team — Fournier and Gamier — appeared on the scene. The last 
was all right, for Fournier is a flyer, but Barden must have at least three 
teams. Nobody appeared, and the crowd whistled and howled. The 
secret of the reluctance on the part of the tandemists was that they were 
all looking for the tandem race at the end of the programme, and did not 
want to destroy their chances. Finally Jacquelin and Max came to the 
front and with Barden very doubtful about the pace being made swift 
enough the pistol cracked and away they went, with Barden following the 
Jallu-Siolliac pair closely. Zimmerman followed meekly. The first lap was 
done in :39 and the kilometer in 1:20. Troy sat on the grass near the track 
and "clocked" the lap. Thirty-seven seconds for the fourth lap! Somebody 
would have to let go before very long. Then Fornier-Garnier came and 
picked them up for the fifth lap, and as they rounded the turn into the home- 
stretch the sensation of the contest was developed. Barden could no longer 
hold the tandem and as he fell back from its lead Zimmerman went by him 
like a shot, and in a moment was ten yards away, going "for keeps." 

The People Howled 
and howled, and the American boys who carried the flag "had seven kinds 
of fits." Barden made one tour of the track and quit. Zimmerman fol- 


The Jive-mile — Zim and Barden waiting for pacemakers. 

lowed the tandems, and without exerting himself finished the five miles in 
11:55. As the hero of the hour he was an unqualified success, and all the 
bouquets and endearing terms were his without stint. 

After Wheeler allowed himself to be beaten nicely by Lou vet in the final of 
the two kilometers, the invitation race was put on, with Zimmerman up in the 
final. Wheeler and Farman won the first heat, and Dumond and Hermet 
the second. The final was an easy walk-over for Zimmerman and Wheeler, 
and they crossed the line almost even, with Farman three lengths behind, 
Lumond fourth, and Hermet fifth. Another big day for America. George 
Banker met with a punctured tire, else he might have added a few laurels. 

Banker rode his first race as a professional July 14, at the Buffalo track. 
The distance was ten kilometers, with prizes for each kilometer or every 
three laps. The exertion almost "exterminated" both Wheeler and Banker, 



and the latter was once half a lap behind the bunch, but Wheeler won two 
"primes" and the race, while Banker came in for four primes and a second 
at the finish. Crooks got three seconds in the primes. Leneuf and Fossier 
were "killed off" by the hard work. Wheeler won $13 and Banker $12 for 
their struggling. 

Thomas B. Jeffery, wife, two daughters and two sons, who have been 
visiting in Paris for the past two weeks, were among the spectators at the 
Zimmerman-Barden match. 

A few days previous to the race 

Bartlen and Zimmerman 
were both training at the same hour on the Seine track, the former with a 
tandem team. As Barden, with his tandem team, would pass Zimmerman 
he would yell at the pacemakers, "Go on! Go on!" Zimmerman wore a 
wide grin. 

Some of the Frenchmen, despite their proverbial politeness, seem to 
know no sense of propriety when it comes to following Zimmerman and 
Wheeler and doing none of the pace work in training. The juvenile 
Dumond followed Zimmerman and Wheeler for miles at the Seine the 
other day while the American pair wanted to practice sprinting but was 
not desirous of pulling out any of their prospective competitors, and he did 
not take the hint until invited to "either come off or go ahead" by Wheeler. 

Dubois is again to the front, having defeated Linton and a number of 
others in the 100-kilometer championship of Paris. Linton came back 
from Italy with a somewhat curtailed reputation, and he allowed Dubois to 
get a lap on him about as easily as he formerly took a lap from Dubois. 
Chappy Warburton says the "Eyetalians" go like the mischief. 

Guerry has fallen from his high pedestal and is no longer a flyer. 

Crooks is improving daily. At the Seine on Sunday he pushed Louvet 
to inches in his heat. 

Martin ran second to Verheyen in the international (?) race at Lyons. 

Ashinger has not returned from England and it is surmised here that 
he has fled to America, well content with his experience in France. 

Edwards' double defeat by Lambrecht at Lyons was a great surprise to 
the Parisians. J. M. Erwin. 


St. Louis, Mo., July 29. — The Associated Cycling Clubs have gotten a 
decided "move on themselves" and if they will keep up the gait they have 
struck, their meet on August 25 will rank in cycling history with the Ram- 
blers' meet in 1885, when Prince, Woodside and Hendee raced here. C. C. 
Hildebrandt, who went to Toledo as inducer, was successful in securing a 
large number of entries from among the "big uns" of Class B. The races 
will be held on the Pastime Athletic Club's track at De Hodiamont, which 
is a one-third of a mile track, with carefully banked turns and a surface 
that is very fast, in fact with the exception of some of the big tracks in the 
east it is one of the finest tracks in the country. L. D. Cabanne rode a mile 
on it with pacemakers in 2:13, and Ed Grath rode a mile, unpaced, in 
2:20 2 -s. 

The Victor Cycling Club, one of the "no home series" of cycle clubs 
with which we have been afflicted, is to give a meet at St. Charles, Mo., on 
Sunday, August 5. They applied for a sanction and it was refused them on 
account of it being held on Sunday, however they are going to take the law 
into their own hands and give the meet any way, and are positive that they 
will have plenty of entries in every event on the programme, but whether 
they will or not remains to be seen. When "Brer" Raymond gets his eagle 
eye on them, things may be different. The club claims to have a member- 
ship of over a hundred, and they have some hustlers among them. Under 
the circumstances it is a pity their energies are not directed to a better 

The Y. M. C. A. Cycling Club have made application for membership 
in ihe Associated Cycling Clubs, but it is a question whether they will be 
admitted or not, as the clubs now in the A. C. C. have their eyes on the pos- 
sible profits to be derived from the meet August 25 and are rather averse 
to sharing them with any late comers. So it is possible their application 
may be laid over until after the meet. 

Chief Consul Holm has appointed Edgar N. Sanders to fill the vacancy 
in the chairmanship of the division racing board and the general impression 
is that he will fill the office very acceptably. 

St. Louisans are proud of the showing that L. Dutherl Cabanne made 
at Toledo and Indianapolis, and the more enthusiastic think that we have 
turned out what will prove a veritable world beater. Cabanne has a very 
dark complexion, is sturdily built, can be very pleasant, but withal has an 
excellent opinion of the abilities of L. D. Cabanne. He has been connected 
with athletics for a number of years and has achieved noteworthy success in 
foot races, wrestling and swimming. Heretofore cycling has been a side 
issue with him and he has done nothing above the ordinary in that line, but 
this season he has been devoting his entire attention to it, with what success 
has been seen. The St. Louis rider who ranks nearest to him is Ed Grath 
and there are not a few who hold him in higher estimation, and think that 
before the season is over he will wear the laurels over his, at present, more 
prominent rival. 

C. T. Boschan, Jr., won first time prize at Davenport, July 25, in the 
eleven and a half mile road race, riding the course in 34:52. A. E. Proulx, 
of Omaha, got second time prize. Boschan started from the 2-minute 
mark and Proulx was scratch, C. C. Green, of Clinton, won the race from 
the 5-minute mark. 


The Englishman Breaks the Twenty-four Hour Record and Wins 
the Cuca Cup for the Third Time. 

Cablegrams from England give very meager details of the Cuca cup 
24-hour race last Friday and Saturday. Shorland has again proven 
himselt to be the long-distance king, and has regained his record taken 
from him by Huret. This wonderful Englishman rode 460 miles and 900 
yards in the day, beating his nearest competitor by thirty miles. J. H. 
Peterson, of Coventry, was second, with 430 miles to his credit. C. Chappie, 
of Chelsea, was third, having covered 426 miles. This is the third time in 
succession that Shorland has won this race, he having broken the record 
each time. He now becomes the owner of the Cuca cup, a magnificent sil- 
ver trophy. 

Peterson is not a novice at long-distance racing. He is credited with 
330 miles on the road in Norway in 18 hours. Chappie has ridden 203 miles 
in 12 hours, and fifty miles on the road in 2:37:00. 


Detroit, Mich., July 28. — The weather clerk did a very good job 
today 'in dealing out the weather for the Hiisendegen twenty-five-mile road 
race. The day was warm and clear and a strong breeze was felt only on 
the lower turn. As was predicted, the recently established records were 
handily disposed of and the new record of 1:05:58 made by Charles Barthol 
still stays in Detroit. The crowd began to assemble early and when 
Starter Hiisendegen gave the word to the limit men at 3:47 the long stretch 
of a mile from the starting point to the judges' stand was lined with 
fully twenty-five thousand people. 

Of the 150 entries 135 presented themselves at the starting point. The 
30-second men went back to scratch. In this bunch Charles Barthol set the 
pace at first. Rands, who went in to do the pacing for the first five or ten 
miles, was riding eleventh in the bunch. L. A. Callahan, who had 
announced his intention of doing the distance in 1:03:00 looked worried 
already, just an even mile from the start. At the end of the first lap the 
ranks of the fast brigade had suffered badly. Herrick, who made the 
record a few days ago, was dragging along a quarter of a mile back. 
Callahan and Rands had fallen by the wayside and the others were pretty 
well stretched out. Barthol still held the leading position with the Grant 
brothers close up and all riding well within themselves. The next two laps 
proved the death of all the scratch men except the above three who had 
fought their way well up into the bunch, and gainecf on all except 
G. E. Williams, of Beaver Falls, and W. De Cardy, of Chicago, who were 
riding together and by pacing each other had so far held their own. The 
fourth lap showed no great relative change in the positions and after all had 
filed by a lookout was established for the winner. 

The crowd was anxiously gazing up the long stretch, when around the 
bend flashed three riders, close up and coming fast. No fainting novices 
were these, but three riders who understood their work. On they came in a 
bunch till within seventy-five yards of the tape, when Louis C. Dowe, of 
Cleveland, pulled up and won on the spurt, from George Morris, of Hamil- 
ton, Ont., both 10-minute men, A. F. Little, Iderton, Ont., a 9-minute man 
was third. Several good finishes were furnished by the following riders as 
they came in in bunches. To these, however, little attention was paid as 
the interest was centered on the finish of the back-mark men, who very 
shortly put in an appearance. Barthol still in the lead, and the Grant boys 
hanging on for dear life. Down the long avenue they rushed, the crowd 
for the first time in the history of road racing keeping outside of the ropes. 
All the way down Barthol held the lead, finishing with a grand spurt which 
was too much for the Grant boys, who dropped back allowing two men to 
slip in between them. Barthol's time was 1:05:58. 

The Finishes: 












L. C. Dowe__ 




































1:10:24-? .-, 

1:12:24 *, i 





1:10:23 Vs 





1:13:152 5 


1:06:16 Vi 


1:14:22 ',5 












1:10:15 >/5 


B. B. Brown 

A. Gardner. 









Geo. Mortis 

1 06-52 


A. F. Little 

A. A. Allen 

1-09-22 ' - 


C. W. Storey 

1-07-52 Vs 


J. J. Bluvin... 

T. Taylor . 

1 07-22 ' -. 


R. Pedenbo 

E. B. Phelps 

C. S. Porter 

J. P. Phillips 

J. Skelton... 




F. S. Talley.. 

L. Giiiim.. . 



C. G. Merrills 

B. Fishback 



F. Bedore 



A, Cameron. 

J. E. Gatrell. . 

A.C. Banker... 

1:09 :38 


T. Holmes... 

G. T. Briggs. 

1 IIS (IS 1 5 


W.V. Bosler.... 

J. E. Carpenter 


(.. E. Williams . .. .. 
W. De Cardy 

1:07:08 3 /s 


H. K. Smith... 



R. Shewmaker 

C. Kellogg 

F. G. Hood 

F. C.Fritz 

I'. A. Meisner. .... .. 

J. Brandenberg 

M. Edson ... 



11 1:28 


M. Miller 

E.P Mills 

1 15:36 ' i 



E. M. Stoffert 

A. Moffat 

C. Wilson.. 





A. W. Straight 

F. O. Ronston 

R. \V. Lester.. .... 



D. Mathereau 

W. Bellingsley 

1:18:56 VS 


J. F. Priefhs 

W. G. Prescott 

W.H. Sands 

B. Lobdell 

H. F. Brandan 

Dr. MacFarlane 

F. H. Plaice 

P. E. Johnson 



C. Barthol 

C. Harbottle 

L. C. W. Rolls 

G. D. Grant 

\V. \V. Grant 

l:0S:58 3 /5 
1:05:592 B 


Morgan *WrightTires 
are good tires 


Morgan sWrightTires 
are good tires 

Unpaced One=riile Record of 1894. 

k ^: 


This medal is a solid slab of absolutely pure gold 
(assayed at the United States 
Mint, and stamped on the 
back as 24 carats fine) weigh- 
ing 508^ pennyweight, and 
the exact size of the accom- 
panying cut. In the center 
of this yellow slab is a high- 
ly polished plate of red gold, 
14 carats fine, and weighing 
25 pennyweight. This is sur- 
rounded by a wreath of green 
gold, 20 carats fine, and 
weighing 27 pennyweight. 
The inscription is in blue 
enameled letters. The whole 
medal weighs about two 
pounds avoirdupois. The whole 
is inclosed in a case of the 
finest morocco, in one com- 
partment of which is the 
certificate of the United States 
Mint assay, which will be 
given the winner along with 
the medal, and the chippings 
off the back plate, which 
also go with the medal, in 
another compartment of the 

The melting value of the 
gold in the medal is $569.68, 
and the work on it cost 
$99.41, and it is inclosed in 
a $20 case. By far the 
handsomest, most artistic, and 
costliest prize ever offered in 

The donors of the medal 
believe that the unpaced mile 
is the true gauge of the rac- 
ing man's ability, and that 
the unpaced record is the record par excellence. 

the past little attention 

Morgan & Wright 

^Unpaged Records] 

il 1894 


fcjjjfty; 4£ s' «g 


be awarded the medal. 

has been paid to unpaced rec- 
ords, owing to the facts that 
they were not recognized of- 
ficially as more meritorious 
than records made with the 
aid of pacemakers. The 
paced record is not as fair 
as the unpaced for the very 
obvious reason that the man 
who has a big firm at his 
back, and every convenience 
for training, and the best of 
salaried pacemakers is bound 
to have a great advantage. 
Moreover, other things being 
equal, some men are at a 
disadvantage on account of 
their build. "A good big 
'un is always better than a 
good little 'un" is an axiom 
in general athletics which has 
not held good in cycling, as 
far as the getting and hold- 
ing of records go, at least, 
and for this reason: The 
big man can not get the 
shelter from atmospheric re- 
sistance behind a pacemaker 
that a little man can, owing 
to the greater surface that 
he presents to the wind. 
Now, however, that a prize 
worthy of good performances 
has been offered it is safe 
to say that the one-mde un- 
paced record will be much 
sought after. Every time that 
the record is broken a souvenir 
facsimile will be given, and 
the holder of the record at 
the end of the season will 

For conditions, etc., apply to 



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are good tires 

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are good tires 





Philadelphia, July 28. — One of the most important events that has 
taken place in the local cycling world this year was the amalgamation of 
the West Philadelphia Cyclers with the Pennsylvania Bicycle Club, on 
Thursday evening. This combination forms one of the largest cycling 
clubs in the country, and one that promises to become a power in the 
cycling world. The question of amalgamation between these two organiza- 
tions has been talked of for over six months. Many concessions have been 
made by both clubs, and the final details as to how the new organization 
should be run have long since been arranged. The meeting on Thursday 
night of the West Philadelphia Cyclers was attended by about one hundred 
and fifty of the members. After a long discussion the question came before 
the meeting for a vote and the secretary called the roll. On the matter 
going to vote a large number of the members refused to vote and the 
amalgamation was finally carried by the vote of forty-one to eleven. The 
members who were against the movement have not signified their inten- 
tion of joining the new club, but are in favor of forming a club of their own. 

By the new arrangement the Pennsylvania Bicycle Club makes con- 
cessions which will give the West Philadelphia Cyclers positions on the 
board of officers. President J. Neill will become vice-president of the 
Pa. B. C; R. S. Dougherty, financial secretary; Mark Meredith, captain. 

In order to settle the question of supremacy among the New Jersey 
riders the Riverton Athlectic Association will give a tri-county champion- 
ship race, barring all previous records, open to all riders in the counties of 
Burlington, Gloucester, and Camden. The preliminary heats are to be run 
at the Riverton track on Saturday, August 4. The three men of each 
county who are placed will compete in the final heat, which will take place 
on August 11. Nearly a score of riders are now in training for the race, and 
some good pedal pushing may be expected. 

Among the recent applications for membership in the Century Wheel- 
men were those of J. J. Diver, the fast rider of the Bank Clerks' A. A., and 
H. O'Neill, another local crack of some little reputation. These two men 
will greatly strengthen the club's already good racing team, and gives 
Captain Allen good material to select from for the team that will ride against 
the Quaker City Wheelmen in September. 

There promises to be an abundance of racing in this city this fall, and 
in addition to the race meets and inter-club road races, already mapped out, 
a number of the best local riders intend riding against the records for all 
distances of the local tracks. These latter performances will occur some 
time in September, and promise to be prolific of some fast riding. Among 
those who intend participating in these races are Robert McCurdy, George 
Mershon, John Grouch, John Heishley, Charles Church, Weise Hammer, 
and W. A. Wenzel. 

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Repair Man.— "Well. Mr. Eagle. I can fix your machine up while you wait. All I will have to do is to true your front wheel up a little. 
Those aluminum rims stand a lot. ft will cost you only a trifle. 

"But, Mr. Woodrim, vou will have to leave your wheel for a week or two, till I can get a new rim from the factory. It will cost you six 
or seven dollars. You see the Eagle Bicycle Mfg. Co. put the difference in their wheels before they leave the factory, while the makers of 
your wheel leave it for you to put the extra cost in after you have bought it.'' 



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Models 1 8 to 22. Racers. $1 60. 

Model 25 Road Wheel. $135: Palmer tires and wood rims 

Model 27~Road Wheel. $128: M. &W. tires and wood rims 

Model 29 Road Wheel. $125; M. & W. tires and steel rims 

Model 30— Ladies' Wheel. $125. 


The Fowler Truth will be found at all Fowler 
agencies — so will the Fowler wheel. 

Direct all communications to The Fowler Truth, 
142-148 W. Washington St., Chicago. 

Illustrator. Charles A. Cox. 


We notice that advertisers are copy- 
ing the Fowler Truth in their adver- 
tisements. They use pictures, copy 
some of our pet phrases, and seem to 
think that the Fowler Truth is a 
model in its line. We can not blame 
them, for they evidently know a good 
thing when they see it. We are always 
first in everything, in advertising as 
well as on the track. 


From a Mercer, Pa., paper we clip 
the following: 

"John Patterson, of this city, accom- 
plished a remarkable feat in climbing 
Sharon hill on his bicycle a few days 
ago. He did so in the face of great 
odds, having just returned from a trip 
to Youngstown.and having partaken of 
a hearty meal. Mr. Patterson ascended 
this hill considered insurmountable on 
bicycles, and with ease." He rode a 
truss frame Fowler wheel. 


On June 20 and 21 the first annual 
meet at Holton, Kas., was held, and the 
Fowler was, as usual, on top. Hal 
Hazlett, of that city, on a Fowler Ban- 
tam won the half and quarter-mile 
open, half-mile novice, and the half- 
mile handicap. He broke the half-mile 
novice record for the world, making it 
in 1:05 flat. There were fifteen makes 
of wheels ridden in the different races, 
but the Bantam won the cream of prizes. 

L. F. Post wins the ten-mile road 
race of the Century C. C. on a Fowler 
at Syracuse, N. Y. 


Reports from Different Parts of the 

United States Show that 

the Fowler has not 

lost its Grip. 

The Cream of the Prizes at Rockford and Mari- 
nette Captured by Riders of Our Wheel 
-New World's Novice Record. 

The following are some of the wins 
credited to the Fowler since July 14: 
JULY 14. 

Salem, Ore. 

C. G. Murphey wins first in a series of 
ten-mile road races. 

JULY 17. 

Marinette, Wis. 

One-mile open. — W.J. Anderson, first; 
E. Kessler, fourth. Half-mile Mari- 
nette business men. — W. C. Campbell, 
first. Half-mile open. — W. J. Ander- 
son, first; A. D. Herriman, second. 
One-mile handicap. — A. D. Herriman, 

JULY 18. 

Marinette, Wis. 

One-mile city championship. — E. C. 
Keller, second; W. R. Fairchild, third. 
One-mile open. — W. J. Anderson, first. 
One-mile Marinette-Menomonie cham- 
pionship. — E. C. Keller, first; W. R. 
Fairchild, second. Quarter-mile open. — 
W. J. Anderson, first; A. D. Herriman, 
second. Time, :32^. (Beats state 
record.) One-mile consolation. — W. W. 

JULY 18. 

Rockford, 111. 

One-mile handicap. — A. Burr, scratch, 
first. One-third-mile handicap. — A. 
Burr, scratch, first. Ten-mile handicap. 
A. Burr, scratch, first. 

JULY 20. 

Salem, Ore. 

C. G. Murphey wins another ten-mile 
road race. 

JULY 21. 

Independence, la. 

Fowler wins a novice race hands down. 

JULY 22. 

Jamestown, N. Y. 

One first for the Fowler. 
JULY 27. 

Salem, Ore. 

C. G. Murphey wins another first. 


Hill Cycle Mfg. Co., Chicago, 111. 

Gentlemen: We inclose letter of 
Mr. James Cox, dated July 18, 1894. 
Mr. Cox, as you will see, is secretary of 
the Falls' Festivity Association, and a 
man of considerable influence. He had 
the misfortune to experiment with four 
different wheels previous to purchasing 
a Fowler. The next wheel before the 

Fowler was a , which he paid $1 50 

in cash for. After riding it three or 
four weeks he took it back to the agent 
and demanded his money in return. 
Of course the agent did not take kindly 
to refunding the money, but knowing 
that he would be compelled to if sued 
he finally refunded Mr. Cox $150. 

Through the influence of Professor 
Stone, who is probably the oldest bicycle 
rider in St. Louis, and now a rider of 
the Fowler, Mr. Cox was persuaded to 
buy a Fowler. Knowing his testimony 
would be worth something, we asked 
him for a letter setting forth his opinion 
of the Fowler. Thinking that this 
letter would be good thunder for the 
Fowler Truth I forward it to you. 
Yours truly, D. Snitjer. 

St. Louis, Mo., July 21, 1894. 

D. Snitjer, City. 

Dear Sirs: The Fowler I purchased 
from you some two months since has 
far exceeded all expectations. I have 
ridden it over some exceptionally bad 
roads, and have not as yet had to adjust 
a single screw or use a wrench for any 
purpose whatever. The divided seat- 
fork adds perceptibly to the rigidity of 
the wheel, and more especially of the 
crank axle. I attribute to this feature 
the fact that the chain runs perfectly, 
and even when covered with dust makes 
no noise and gives no trouble. After 
trying other high-grade wheels I am 
forced to the conclusion that for a man 
who wants to ride all kinds of roads 
and who objects to keeping a repair 
shop in his back yard the Fowler is the 
very best machine he can select. On 
the occasion of club rides in particular 
it is very pleasant to be able to leave 
one's machine absolutely alone, while 
other riders are blowing up tires, screw- 
ing and unscrewing nuts, and searching 
with more or less success for causes of 
rattling and hard running. 

Yours truly, James Cox, 
Sec. Autumnal Festivities Assn. 

St. Louis, Mo., July 18, 1894. 

Fowler first and second in a two- 
mile handicap at Whitesboro, N. Y. 



The Bearings has more than twice the circulation of any independent 
journal among the cycle riders, the cycle trade, and kindred trades. Ad- 
vertising rates on application. 


All Arrangements Progressing in Grand Style— The Larger Part of 

the Exhibition Space Already Contracted for — Agents Are 

Enthusiastic and Pledge Themselves to Attend. 

Despite the fact that the date of the great Chicago Cycle Show is still 
more than five months away, and that the plats of the exhibition space have 
been out but a little over two weeks, the major part of the space has 
already been sold, and every indication points to a huge success. In spite 
of the fact that the space has nearly all been sold there is more of it than 
there was at the Madison Square exhibition last winter. The armories 
where the exhibition is to be held are right in the center of the business dis- 
trict of Chicago, close to the principal hotels, theaters and other attractions, 
and are in every way suited to the needs of the show. The accompanying 
plat of the armories and exhibition spaces and that of the central part of 
the city, showing the location of the armories and the theaters, hotels, etc., 
will give a better idea of what we desire to state than can be given in words. 

The most attractive feature to the manufacturers, however, is the fact 
that every thing possible is being done to secure the attendance of agents. 
Already reduced hotel and railroad rates have been secured, and 
hundreds of agents have pledged themselves to visit the show. They have 
advanced many convincing arguments why the show should be held in the 
west and in Chicago. A few of the arguments out of the hundreds that 
have been received will be found below. The following are the firms that have 
Already Contracted For Space: 

Lamb Mfg. Co., National Cycle Mfg. Co., Eclipse Bicycle Mfg. Co., 
Relay Bicycle Mfg. Co., W. H. Wilhelm & Co., Crawford Mfg. Co., Eagle 
Bicycle Mfg. Co., E. C. Stearns & Co., Syracuse Cycle Co., Union Cycle 
Mfg. Co., Fulton Machine Works, Grand Rapids Cycle Co., James Cycle 
Importing Co., Warman & Schubb Cycle Co., Meteor Cycle Co., Julius 
Andrae Cycle Works, Two-speed Cycle Co., Kenwood Mfg. Co., Marion 
Cycle Co., St. Louis Refrigerator & Wooden Gutter Co., Rouse, Hazard & 
Co., Western Wheel Works, Ide Mfg. Co., Gormully & Jeffery Mfg. Co., Yost 
Mfg. Co., Derby Cycle Co., A. Featherstone & Co., A. F. Shapleigh Hdw. Co., 
Stover Bicycle Mfg. Co., Indiana Bicycle Co., Monarch Cycle Co., Sterling 
Cycle Works, EasternRubber Mfg. Co., New York Tire Co., New Departure 
Bell Co., Indiana Rubber Co., Palmer Tire Co., Morgan & Wright, Chicago 
Tip & Tire Co., M. E. Griswold & Co., Braddock Hose & Supporter Co., 
Rockford Tool & Sundry Mfg. Co., Parkhurst & Wilkinson, and R. B. Mc- 
Mullan & Co. The two last named will represent each a number of tire, 
saddle, rim, forgings, and other part manufacturers. 
What the Dealers Say: 

Chicago certainly should have a cycle show. We would not attend one at 
either New York or Philadelphia on account of the distance but will attend one at 
Chicago. — W. R. Tilton & Sons, Prairie Depot, O. 

Give us a show in the west by all means and we think your success will be 
greater than that of either New York or Philadelphia. — G. M. Lesher, Fremont, O. 

Am in favor of a Chicago show and will attend and do all in my power to aid 
it. — Horace Brown, Muskegon, Mich. 

Am strongly in favor of a show in Chicago and will gladly attend. — A. A. Bra- 
bant, Marinette, Wis. 

Record us in favor of a western show. — Sickles, Preston & Nutting Co., 
Davenport, la. 

Am in favor of a western show, and Chicago js the place. Will attend. — Ed J. 
Carroll, Green Bay, Wis. 

A national show in the west and in Chicago is "the stuff." — Mosher Bros., Cuba, 

It is true that most of the manufacturers are located in the east but can not see 
any reason why the west should not be recognized in the way of an exhibition. We 
are strongly in favor of the idea. Chicago is the city of all cities for a cycle show. — 
J. E. Poorman, Cincinnati, O. 

The Chicago show will be a success and the proper course for manufacturers to 
successfully introduce their goods is to exhibit. — L. L. Benjamin, Marshalltown, la. 

Are heartily with you for a Chicago show. There is much in it for the dealer. 
Waiting for the salesman to get around with his samples in May, when one should 
have a stock in and be delivering in April, is poor business. When western agents 
can go to a cycle show, select the wheels they want, make contracts and arrange for 
early deliveries as eastern agents have done, they will know how to value a western 
show. — Fisher Governor Co., Marshalltown, la. 

Would be very glad to have a cycle show in Chicago and should attend. — W. 
P. Dennison, DeWitt, la. 

1 heartily indorse the project of having a cycle show in Chicago and should 
attend. — O. C. Swartz, Walker, la. 

Think an exhibition in Chicago would be a great thing for western agents. 
Should be sure to be on hand. — H. E. Mattocks, Chenoa, 111. 

Are heartily in favor of having a show in Chicago. We will surely attend a 
western show in preference to an eastern one and will do all we possibly can for its 
success. — Chas. Hanauer & Bros., Cincinnati, O. 

There are some pretty fine wheels made in the west, and if those eastern chaps 
do not care to exhibit and advertise their goods in the west, let them sell them in the 
east and we will patronize the west. — John Smith, DePere, Wis. 

I can not afford the expense of a trip to the east, but can and will come to Chi- 
cago. Everybody, both east and west, knows that Chicago never does a thing but it 
does it well. — U. S. Alderman, Nevada, la. 

Pleased to see the cycle show in Chicago the coming year, and appreciate the 
steps taken toward the advancement in the west.— W. D. Ennis & Co., Terre Haute, 

Emphatically in favor of a western show. I believe a majority of dealers in 
small western cities, who would not consider the outlay for an eastern trip as a paying 
investment, could make the trip to Chicago at nominal cost as well as at a great sav- 
ing of time. — E. A. Thomas, Troy, O. 

All the support we can give will be gladly given, and we heartily indorse all the 
efforts that are being made in the direction of a Chicago show. — Telegram Cycle 
Mfg. Co., Milwaukee. 

Put us down as being heartily in favor of having the National Cycle Show in 
Chicago, and, having already made application for space, you may rest assured that 
we will do all in our power to make the show a success. We consider Chicago the 
only place to hold a show. — Stover Bicycle Mfg. Co., Freeport, III. 

Your ideas are right. The attendance at the eastern exhibitions has been made 
up in the main of eastern agents and the west has contributed comparatively little 
in that way to them. We think that the idea of gathering these people together at 
some centrally located place where all different makes of bicycles can be seen 
together and comparisons drawn, is a very good one and will, we believe, meet with 
the hearty support of the cycle manufacturers, and we are sure of the local western 
agents too. — Woodrough & Hanchett Co., Chicago. 

We think a show for the western field will, undoubtedly, be a good thing and 
we shall certainly patronize it. — Indiana Bicycle Co., Indianapolis. 

It is undoubtedly more than due to the western manufacturers and dealers that 
they have a cycle show of a national character and you may expect our hearty 
co-operation. — The Columbia Rubber Works Co. 

Have a western cycle show by all means. We promise to be there. — J. Lonn & 
Sons, La Porte, Ind. 

Am decidedly in favor of a western show. It would undoubtedly increase the 
interest in cycling affairs in the west.— C. A. Peck, Berlin, Wis. 

Of course we favor a western show. Will do all we can to awaken interest. — 
Journal, Berlin, Wis. 

We cast our vote for Chicago first, last, and all the time. The great west needs 
a cycle show and Chicago is the place to have it. — Tinker Br s., Maquoketa, la. 

We believe that a show in Chicago will be a success and think that all agents in 
the west should unite in urging the manufacturers to consider the claims of the 
dealers located west of Buffalo. It is simply impossible for the great majority of 
dealers in the west to attend a show in the east and the makers ought to realize the 
fact that a large proportion of the wheels are sold in the west. — Frank B. Taylor Co., 
Jackson, Mich. 

Certainly should have attended the shows of '93 and '94 if they had been 
nearer home and shall be on hand at the Chicago exhibit. — A. G. Woodbury. 

Pleased to hear of the Chicago show and will be there. — P. H. Noble, Casey, la. 

Ry all means let us have a show in the west. — Fulton Hardware Co., Portland, 

I deem it very important to have a show in the west. Time and money prevent 
the majority of western agents from attending a show in the east. — O. E. Fifield, 
Benton Harbor, Mich. * 

Am much pleased to have a show in Chicago, and feel sure it will be a great 
thing for every dealer in the west. Of course I shall attend. — C. M. Wiseman, Big 
Rapids, Mich. 

We certainly think an exhibition should be held in the west as, while it is true 
that the greater number of wheels are sold in the east, the future market is in the 
west. Past experience demonstrates that Chicago makes a success of any exhibition 
it takes hold of. — Michigan Mfg. Co., Jackson, Mich. 

We are very much in favor of a show in Chicago. We do not see why it should 
not get it as it is the most centrally located, and there are factories enough in it to 
make a show in themselves. — Jackson Pneumatic Wheel Co., Jackson, Mich. 

I am heartily in favor of holding the next cycle exhibition in Chicago. — C. A. 
Eighty, Monticello, Ind. 

A western cycle show is needed by all means. It will give us western retail 
dealers the same chance that our eastern brothers have enjoyed in the past, viz., the 
opportunity to advance themselves in the knowledge of the different makes of bicycles 
and pick the wheels that suit their trade.— F. A. Wilkes & Co., Champaig i, 111 

Count me in for Chicago in 1895. — T. Frank Ireland, Belding, Mich. 

A Chicago show is a good thing. — Chas. Roediger, Kalamazoo, Mich. 

Think a western show will result in much good, not only for the agents, but the 
manufacturers as well. — F. R. Zeit, Medford, Wis. 

Are much in favor of a Chicago show and will do all we can to aid you. — Chi- 
cago Tip & Tire Co., Chicago. 

Let us have a western show by all means. Have heard several agents express 
a desire to attend previous shows, but could not afford the time and money, but 
know that I, for one, will not miss the Chicago show. — Riley Cycle Co., Cham- 
paign, 111. 

In the future the west is the territory to work. There is an unlimited territory 
to cover yet — A. C. Abbott & Sons, Marshalltown, la. 

We certainly expect to engage space. — The Diamond Rubber Co., Akron, O. 

We heartily indorse your idea of a show, and shall certainly be there. The 
west needs a show. — Anderson Bros., Missouri Valley, la. 

Would attend a show in Chicago, but would not go a long way east to see one. 
J. D. Emmett, Sterling, III. 

Put us down on the list of western agents who favor a western show. The 
volume of the trade merits it, and it will doubtless be attended as none before. — 
Priestly Hdw. Co., Princeton, 111. 

We think that a cycle show in your city will result in good to both dealer and 
manufacturer. The eastern territory has been well worked, while the west and 
south have been sadly neglected, and are now by far the most profitable fields. — 
Steffner cS: Stone, Chattanooga, Tenn. 

We are very much in favor of the Chicago show, and one or more "f our repre- 
sentatives will attend.— Gray, Fall & Co., Nashville, Tenn. 

We want a western show by all means. Every live agent will back the enter- 
prise. It will equal, if not excel, any eastern show evei held. — Pierson Hdw. Co., 
Minneapolis, Minn. 

There are many agents in this section that can not afford the time or money 
to attend a show in the east that would attend one in Chicago. For this reason and 
for the reason that Chicago makes more bicycles than any other city in the country, 
and know how to entertain visitors, we say she is the only town. — Ailing & Lodge, 
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London, July 21. — The Dunlop people, as is pretty well known, are 
bringing an action against Messrs. Michelin and several other firms for 
infringement of patent rights, and I hear that in connection with this, the 
celebrated Thompson specification is to be pleaded. The case will not be 
heard for some weeks, but when it comes on will be certain to create a good 
deal of excitement. The Thompson specification was finally filed on June 
10, 1846, the date of application being December 10, 1845, and the claims 
are set forth very clearly and broadly, while several contrivances for the 
prevention of punctures, are also described. 

On all hands the cycle companies are reducing expenditure, and I fancy 
that the next shows will point to a falling off in novelties, as none of the larger 
firms care to experiment with new ideas, while trade remains in its present 
condition. This is a circumstance which can not fail to have a retarding 
effect on the sport, and isjtherefore to be regretted. Several good novelties 
are practically going begging; ideas which, had they been brought out two 
or three years ago, would have made small fortunes for the inventors. As 
matters stand at present it is purely a competition of prices and not of merit 
as I pointed out some little time since. This is a state of things which can 
not last long. I think, with many others, that if the trade would place less 
value on record performances and devote more attention to an honest 
endeavor to make each machine turned out from the works its own adver- 
tisement, it would be better in the end and a course likely to build up a far 
more lasting trade. When we consider the enormous cost of, say such a 
ride as that from Land's End to John O' Groats which must run into hun- 
dreds of pounds, we can not fail to see the folly of the whole business. 
Such advertisements have to be paid for by the cycling public by the 
increased cost of machines, and yet it is more and more obvious that the 
public, not only will not, but in many cases can not 
afford to pay the high prices asked. On the other 
hand, manufacturers can not sell machines at a 
lower figure while the present enormous expenses 
last, and so trade suffers in two ways. "Good wine 
needs no bush" and a first-class cycle is in the end 
a far better advertisement for its makers than any 
amount of records made at enormous cost, by paid 
and interested men, who, for an extra reward, will 
do one better on some other machine next week. 

There is apparently to be a dead set against the 
tricycle in certain quarters, for not only has it been 
openly stated that the last of the three wheel 
championships, under the auspices of the N. C. U., 
has been held, but this has been followed by the 
barring of the tricycle in the Cuca cup race. Con- 
sidering that Bidlake last year finished second on 
the tricycle, this seems little short of a monstrous 
injustice. Even if the larger houses in the trade 
wish to drop the manufacture of the tricycle that 
is no reason why the smaller ones should do so, and 
the N. C. U. and London County Club are supposed 
to be outside trade influence. There are still 
plenty of people who prefer the tricycle even to 
the modern safety, and surely they are worthy of 
some consideration! 

Notwithstanding the fact that the export trade 
for May and the succeeding month showed a great increase on previous 
years, there is little doubt that the figures will be found to have dropped 
considerably when the returns for the present month are published. It is a 
fact that the orders have fallen off with extreme suddenness this year, so 
that although May showed an increase of $49,655 there was an actual 
decrease on last year's figures of $42,355 for June. 

The Boudard gear is still being boomed, but opinions seem to vary 
greatly as to its merits, and one or two of the journals which were so confi- 
dent of its success now show signs of uncertainty. I have not yet obtained 
two machines, one with the gear and the other without, of such equal caliber 
that I can give a definite opinion. When I do I shall immediately give the 
result of my trial. At present I am not much of a believer in the invention. 

Messrs. Grose have brought out a new pattern of their celebrated gear 
case, in which the side is constructed of celluloid, so that the chain may 
easily be seen. The frame of the case is also constructed of aluminum, and 
the weight is but six ounces. Gear cases here are looked upon as a positive 
necessity on all first class machines, and any one who has tried a properly 
constructed one at once admits their utility. I can not understand how it 
is that gear cases have not "caught on" in America. When, however, one 
can be obtained scaling only six ounces, the increase in weight can not 
surely be the sole reason for the objection to their use which American 
cyclists seem to entertain. Will o' the Wisp. 

Caught the Thief. 

H. C. Johnson, who travels in Iowa and Missouri for the Pope Mfg. Co., 
recently ran down a bicycle thief at St. Louis and recovered a stolen 
Columbia. The thief was arrested and will be convicted. From papers 
found on him it would seem that he had also stolen an Ariel, Majestic and 

A. G. Ceely is no longer in the employ of A. M. Scheffey & Co. 

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New York, July 30.— Bensinger, McDonald & Bowdish, of Bedford 
avenue, Brooklyn, have decided to dissolve partnership on August 1. The 
reason given is that other interests call for more time than can be given the 
Brooklyn store, where Raleigh arid Steams wheels are carried. In a short 
time I.S. Bowdish, of the firm, will enter into a cycle repairing business 
with C. W. Ladd, locating somewhere in the city of churches across the 

Elliott Burris, of Simplicity 47 fame, has shipped over two hundred pairs 
of tires to Europe. They are consigned to England and France to the for- 
eign houses of the Burris American Tire Co. A large deal is also on at 
present here which, when consummated, will result in Simplicity 47 tires being 
fitted to all of one of the leading makes of machines. Details are not as 
yet ready for publication. 

W. H. Webster, who manages the local agency for the Union bicycles, 
has hit upon a novel plan for the installment business. He argues that 
when a person rents a bicycle he pays 50 cents per hour for it as long as he 
retains it, sooner or later returning it and having nothing to show for his 
money. Mr. Webster will sell Unions and Crawfords in the future at lj4 
cent per hour. It is a novel idea and will undoubtedly teach persons desir- 
ing a wheel something that they never thought of before. 

W. C. Overman expects his brother Charles to pay him a visit this 
week. Charley has been spending some time in Atlantic City, and writes 
that the salt air and bathing have proven very beneficial to his health. 

David Post and G. B. W. Hubbell, both of Hartford, have gone to 
France on a combined trip of business and pleasure. If the Americans 
continue to depart for Europe, the audience that watches Zim in his future 
match races will lead the champion to believe himself back home again. 

The Lyndhurst seems to be winning as 
many races hereabouts as any of the others. With 
Royce, Blauvelt, Grosch, Monte Scott, and George 
Coffin mounted on them they more than hold their 
own in the Class A contests. McKee & Harring- 
ton, manufacturers of this celebrated machine, 
claim to feel the effect of so many wins on the 
wheel by increased trade. 

Alexander Schwalbach, the man who has 
placed the Liberty where it stands today, busied 
himself last week on the following scheme: All 
wheelmen who ride much on Long Island, know 
that it is rather bad riding to a point beyond the 
end of the Eastern Parkway Drive. Well, Alex 
has arranged with the superintendent of the Brook- 
lyn elevated road to run a special baggage car on 
certain trains during the day to accommodate the 
riders at an expense of 10 cents per wheel. By 
using this means of transportation one can be car- 
ried out to the sandpapered roads in the suburbs, 
and thus do away with so many miles of roughly 
paved streets. 

Effie Ellsler, the actress, her husband, and light 
members of the company ride Cleveland wheels 
purchased recently of F. W. Ainsworth, the mana- 
ger of the local branch of H. A. Lozier & Co. All 
are decidedly enthusiastic on the subject of cy- 
cling, but attribute the pleasure they find in it to the easy running quality of 
the wheel, etc. Ainsworth has a peculiar habit into which he has fallen 
since becoming a Gothamite. When he is interested in anything he invaria- 
bly, but absent-mindedly moves his hand to his shirt front, and then back. 
He does not know that he does it, but he does just the same. At times he 
imagines his diamond stud is still there. 

The American Ormonde Co., at No. 10 Barclay street, are as busy with 
their bargains as they can be. They are selling last year's Raleighs, brand 
new, fitted with Dunlop tires for $60. These wheels only weigh twenty-five 
pounds all on, and are exceptional bargains. Robt. B. Jones, of Ecuador, 
S. A., is in town, and says that in Guayauquit (his home) the sun is so hot at 
times during this season of the year that it actually cracks the half-mile 
bicycle track at that place. Mr. Jones is an ardent advocate of the Ormonde 
wheel, which he has introduced in his South American home. 

George C. Smith's opinion of a bicycle ought to be worth something and 
for that reason he is quoted as follows: "This Union bicycle is the four- 
teenth make of machine that I have tried this season, and it is a bird. On 
the other wheels I could not get the speed which I can out of this one, and 
the result speaks for itself. I am winning nicely now, whereas, while 
mounted on the others, I could not ride fast enough to keep myself warm in 


On July 18 from the Edison Hotel, Schenectady, N .Y., Phoenix bicycle, 
Model C, No. 15768, G. & J. smooth tires, Garford saddle, rubber pedals, fold- 
ing coaster. Adjustment on head of machine loose; 1893 pattern machine. A 
reward will be paid for its recovery by Edward L. Kerste, 108 Wall street, 
Schenectady, N. Y. 

A Columbia bicycle, Model 30, No. 5572, was stolen from theY. M. C. A., 
Fifteenth and Chestnut street, Philadelphia, on Tuesday. L. W. Moore, 
2011 North Ninth street, is the owner. 


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Louisville, Ky., July 30.— The fire in G. M. Allison & Co.'s cycle store 
has been a blessing to them instead of the reverse. They are now situated at 
422 West Main street, in the same block as their former location. The new 
store is the largest agency store in the country, barring the branch house 
of the large manufacturers. The ground floor is 35 x 180 feet, and every 
foot of the space is favored with daylight. The front part of the store is 
used for displaying new wheels, the central part has the office, while the 
rear is used for repairing and storing of wheels for their bicycle livery. 
On the second floor they have a space of 35 x 100 feet, which they will use 
for storage purposes. The basement is 35 x 180 feet, with two rows of 
electric lights, which will make it the largest indoor riding school. In one 
end they have a large toilet-room for ladies, with all of the necessary com- 
forts and conveniences. They handle Columbias, Hartfords, Ben-Hurs, and 
Hickory wheels. 

Louisville has twenty-seven cycle stores, repair shops, and other lines 
of business carrying bicycles as a side line. Fourteen of these are exclusive 
cycle stores, selling bicycles and sundries only. 

In the last trade letter from Louisville reference was made to price 
cutting by adding in free of charge sundries, etc. The description fitted 
three parties. Since then in discussing the question with the trade, your 
correspondent would state that the question is just this: Each agent claims 
to be keeping up prices, but that each one of his competitors is cutting prices 
right and left. They have no hesitancy in naming the competitors, but are 
unable to give any evidence to prove the assertion made, basing their claims 
upon the statements made by intending purchasers. A great many of the 
complaints come from the ignorance of the buyers. In looking at wheels 
they are unable to tell the difference between the '93 and '94 patterns, and 
when shown one wheel at one price, and then shown a wheel so near like 
the other at a smaller price, they go away thinking that they have been 
quoted a cut price on that wheel. They tell a friend of their thought, the 
friend tells some one else, and so the report travels. 

R. C. Whayne is selling off the wheels of his manufacture, called the 
Southern. From the evidence shown he is selling more of these machines 
locally than any other wheel sold here. 

The manufacturers of a first-class, high-grade bicycle can be put in 
correspondence with a firm in Louisville, with a good location, lots of 
capital and energy. They are now handling a wheel for which they are 
doing a great deal of advertising to push the sale of it, but are unable to get 
reasonable terms from the manufacturers. 


Washington, D. C— According to information received by the Bureau of American 
Republics, American bicycle manufacturers should find a large and profitable business in 
Brazil, where cycles are practically unknown. The bureau suggests that it will be easy, 
and not particularly expensive, to send out an agent with a consignment of good machines, 
to such places, for example, as Jacarehy. Report comes to the bureau that a cyclist who 
went there had his machine sent to him, and on talcing his first ride created a genuine sen- 
sation, and received offers from hundreds of people who wanted to buy his bicycle on the 

Bloomington, III.— G. H. McCord, hardware, bicycles, etc., store burned. Loss 
$o,000, insurance $4,000. 

Traer, Iowa. — Hyde, hardware, bicycles, etc., store burned. Loss $3,000, insurance 

Washington, Pa.— J. M. Morrow & Co., hardware, etc., sold out to D. D. Baker, who 
will handle bicycles, and desires correspondence with manufacturers, looking to accepting 
agency for one or more good wheels. 

Shreveport, La.— J. S. Hutchinson, hardware, bicycles, etc., attachments made, 
aggregating claims to the amount of $35,803.45. 

Newark, N. J. — H. H. Thompson, rubber goods, removed to more commodious quar- 
ters, to 169 Market street. 

Orange, Me.— Tolman & Grout, new firm, organized to manufacture bicycle chains. 

Westfield, Mass.— John Dupont has opened a bicycle repair shop. He invites cor- 
respondence with manufacturers of bicycle supplies. 

New Castle, Ind. — The Speeder Cycle Co., incorporated by Henry J. Adams, E. A. 
Reading, A. L. Bowman, J. W. Holloway and Daniel Monroe, to manufacture bicycles and 
the attachment for speeding invented by Dr. Jacob Reading. Capital stock $30,000. 

Bristol, R. I. — The National India Rubber Co., factory damaged by fire, fully insured. 

Butte City, Mont. — Butte Cycle Co., certified to increase of capital stock $1,000. 

Warren, Ohio. — The Paige Tube Co., report operations to full capacity in all depart- 
ments on double time. 

Rockford, III.— Woodruff's hardware store, 318 West State street, opened bicycle 
repair department. 

Newton, Mass. — The Newton Rubber Co. has resumed operations after a brief shut- 
down to make needful repairs and take account of stock. The company are retiring a num- 
ber of their help for lack of work. 

Chicago, III.— The Monarch Cycle Co., factory at Halsted and Lake street, partially 
burned, considerably damaging a large number of bicycles. 

Worcester, Mass. — The Coes Wrench Co. are putting on the market an improved 
wrench, specially designed for bicyclists. A patent on the wrench has recently been ob- 

Springfield, Mass.— The Tuttle Rubber Works, stock, tools, and machinery pur 
chased by A. B. Jenkins, of Jenkins Bros., New York city, at public auction, the price paid 
being $27,500. 

Weatherford, Tex,— R. W. Foat, hardware and implements, about to move into 
larger and more commodious quarters, and will take up bicycles if inducements are offered. 

Hawley, Minn. — Rushfeldt, Southwell & Co., new hardware firm, invite correspon- 
dence with manufacturers of bicycles, bicycle supplies, and spoiting goods, looking to the 
acceptance of the agency for these lines. 

New Site, Ala.— J. F. Hooker .is establishing a handle factory, and invites correspon- 
dence from cycle manufacturers. 

Beebe, Ark.— Cole & Browning is establishing a handle factory, and invites corre- 
spondence with manufacturers of bicycles. 

Hoi. yoke, Mass.— F. H. McKee about to open a bicycle store. 

Hoi - i ON, Texas.— J. R. Morris Sons, hardware, bicycles, etc., reported made deed of 
trust to George A. Race, giving preferences amounting to $129,937., Mass.— The Everett Cycle Co., which on July 4 was reported by Dun's 

Commercial Agency as having placed on record a chattel mortgage for $2,090, deny the 
accuracy of that report, and affirm that said mortgage was given in last January, and was 
discharged in April last. 


will set in early this year, and the Great Rock Island Route has 
already ample and perfect arrangements to transport the many who will 
take in the lovely cool of Colorado's high altitudes. The track is perfect, 
and double over important Divisions. Train equipment the very best, and 
a solid Yestibuled Train called the big five leaves Chicago daily at 10 
p. m. and arrives second morning at Denver or Colorado Springs for break- 

Any Coupon Ticket Agent can give you rates, and further information 
will be cheerfully and quickly responded to by addressing 

Jno. Sebastian, General Passenger Agent, Chicago. 


The Sterling Cycle Works,' of Chicago, are proud of the fact' that W. H. 
Van Allen, of Saginaw, Mich., rides one of their wheels. Mr. Van Allen 
weighs 248 pounds, and is six feet two inches tall. He rides a twenty- eight 


pound Sterling, and the accompanying illustration shows him standing on 
the spokes of his front wheel. Spokes that will stand such a strain must be 
made of good material. 


Reduced List Prices, 

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America at the present time. 

jj Reliable Goods 1 500 Wheels in 

the Lot All Sizes Write us. 

1S93 Price. 1894 Price. 

30 lb. Regis Scorcher (highest grade, thoroughly reliable) $150 $60 

'93 30 lb. Scorcher Sylph (Received highest award World's Fair) 150 75 

'92 30-inch Pneumatic Crescent, '94 make 100 50 

30-inch '93 No. 2 Escort, '94 make 100 50 

'93 Rob Roy No. 4, 28-inch, Pneumatic 85 50 

'93 Rob Roy No. 3, 28-inch, Cushion tires ._ 70 35 

'93 Rob Roy No. 1, 26-inch, Cushion tires 50 25 

'93 Combination Junior No. 2, 24-inch, Pneumatic 50 25 

J=^~ Remember, Discounts to dealers and agents from above prices. 

ROUSE, HAZARD & CO., 142 G STREET, PEORIA, ILL, Manufacturers 

of SYLPH and OVERLAND Cycles, also exclusive agents for '94 Western Wheel 
Works' Crescent Line for Illinois. Iowa. Missouri. Kansas. Nebraska, Colorado. 
Wyoming, and Oklahoma. Mention The Bearings 

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Fast Time on a TRIBUNE. 

Baltimore to Washington in three hours and 
four minutes, on a 21 pound TRIBUNE. 


"Mr. Harry Park, of this city, rode from Baltimore to this city on a bicycle on Thursday- 
last, in the remarkably short time of three hours and four minutes, including stops, over 
the Columbia road, via Laurel and Hyattsville. Mr. Park was accurately checked at Balti- 
more, Laurel, and Hyattsville. His time from Laurel to Washington was one hour 29 
minutes, and from Hyattsville, 24 minutes. Considering the extreme heat this is considered 
by experienced wheelmen to be a great feat in long distance riding. Mr. Park rode a new 
Tribune wheel, Model B, sold by tlie Central Cycle Co., 413 Twelfth St., N. \V.. the sole 
agents of this make in this city."- The Republic, July 4, Washington, D C, 

Frank Graham wins the 21 mile road race at Evans City on a Model A Tribune. 

E. Transtall won time prize in the C. W. C. handicap road race at Cleveland, on a 
Model A Tribune. 

Tribunes win all first prizes in the open races at New Bedford, Mass., July 4; also 
time prize in the 15 miles handicap. Taking eleven prizes at this meet. 

Tribunes come in one, two, three, four order in the two mile handicap at Ashtabula, O 
Lime King won both the junior championship and handicap races on a Tribune. 

E. C. Johnson wins time prize in the 15 mile race atRandolph, N. Y., on a Model F 

The Cycloidal Sprocket will increase your speed ten per cent, 
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Besides winning FIRST in FIVE HEATS, which means Five Diamond Rings 


The PEERLESS MFG. CO., Cleveland, Ohio. 

THE GOODYEAR RUBBER CO.. San Francisco. Cal.. for Pacific Coast. THE SELTZER-KLAHR HDW. CO.. 

535 Market St., Philadelphia. Pa., Agents for Eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey. 


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Record of the Punctureless Tire Armor Co. 

The Punctureless Tire Armor Co., of Hagerstown, Md., has the 
following record: 

January 8 to 13: The punctureless tire armor was first shown at the New 
York Cycle Show before 30,000 people in riding over steel wire nails, etc., 
and no punctures, after the audience and exhibitors doing their best to get 
one and down the device. 

January 29 to February 3: exhibited at Philadelphia Show to 20,000 
people, riding over about four hundred yards of the sharpest of steel wire 
nails and the worst of barbed-wire fencing under any rider, and no 

June 1: No traveling man sent out, but over five hundred agents selling 
the armor in every state and territory of the Union and all say, "We can't 
puncture on the road." Five cranks say: "We c'rove 10-ounce carpet tacks 
into the tire and find that after riding on their heads for from two hundred 




as the 

and ninety yards up to two miles, we can force them through in to the air 
tube." Their guarantee only stands for anything met in legitimate riding 
on the road, and not for a carpet tack and a hammer. 

July 1: Hundreds of testimonials in hand that it has been ridden for 
three to eight months over all sorts of roads and obstructions without a 
puncture and no loss of resiliency, if the rider will pump his tire right. 

July 15: One set of armor removed for examination after eight months 
hard usage over flints, thorns, nails, and cactus spines, and no punctures and 
looks as good as if only in a few days, showing no wear. 

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CUSHMAN & DENISON, 172 9th Ave , New York. 

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Made from best 
Spring Steel... 

Tempered or not to suit Purchaser. 

Sent to any address on receipt ot 


Liberal Discount to Dealers. 




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Mention The Beakings 




The injunction heretofore obtained by me restraining G. T. Robie trading as the James Cycle Importing Co. from recon- 
structing and remodeling the 'TO James and selling it as the '94 James; also making James trade mark, was dissolved by Judge 
Horton, because I was not Mr. James himself. G. T. Robie can now remodel the '98 model and sell them to the public as '94 
models. The genuine 1S94 model James has the new patent hub as per cut shown above, and can only be supplied by me. 

James 1893 Model, 24 and 26 inch frame, $75.00. 

James 1893 Model, 20 inch frame, $70.00. 


Address all letters to JAMES BRIDGER 103 Adams St., Chicago. 

Mention The Bearings 

Only Truth can give 
True Reputation .... 

( The Success of METEOR CYCLES 
Why is beyond the most sanguine 
[ expectations of the 

Meteor Cycle Mfg. Co., 


37 Van Bnren Street. 



Battle Creek, Mich., 

V. S. A. 
Mention The Bearings. 

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We are offering HIGH-CLASS Goods of American manu- 
facture at fifty per cent better prices than you have ever had 
offered you. 


The Geo. Pearce Co., 

ROOM 34, 
Factory, Indianapolis. 21 Park ROW, NEW YORK, 

Mention The Bearings. 

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It will please you 
and will sell 
on its merits. 




Elmore Manufacturing Co., 



Dnss c&r\ bea"T" fimer 
' peeopds.but fheycarvh 
beat 4-hfcr- 


produced by 




Mention The Bearings 







152 and 154 Lake St., CHICAGO, ILL. 

Western Selling Agents for BOSTON WOVEN HOSE & BUBBEB CO., 

Mention The Soarings. 




Folding Bicycle Mud Guard 

Looks nice on the wheel. Made of the best material, 
and weighs less than 10 ounces. 



Easier to adjust thai? 
any Head yet produced. 

MANUFACTURERS, it will pay you to adopt it. 
DEALERS, it will pay you to carry it in stock. 
RIDERS, it will pay you to use it. Ask your dealer for it. 

Descriptive Circular, Terms, and Discounts Dnisti- *^* <**> f? f\ 
furnished the Trade on application. r nlCE 9 £. . O \J 



No Cones to Break. 
No Balls to lose. 

Saves weight, yet is stronger 
and costs less. 


Dealers supplied with any 
quantity or licenses to manu- 
facture will be granted. 



544 Larabee Street, 


mention the Bearings 

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In every part-and particular 

tne finest Bicycle ever 


GMore expensive and higher 
grade material, and more ex- 
pensive and more skillful 
workmanship is embodied in 
the ERIE, than has ever be- 
fore been employed in the 
construction of any other 

DEALERS: : : : : : 

write us for description and 
discounts. We have some 
that we know will interest you. 

Queen City Cycle Co., 

550 Main St., BUFFALO, N. Y. 




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Bearings Bicycle 


A three month's tour through 
Italy, France, and England has 
been arranged by THE BEAR- 
INGS PUB. CO. The tour 
will start about the middle of 
next February, under the di- 
rection of Monsieur Eugene 
Fay, an experienced courier. 
Only the best lines of travel 
and best hotels will be patro- 
nized. For particulars ad- 

Bearings Publishing Co., 

46-48 Van Buren St., CHICAGO. 

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It is "coldpizen " to makers of the clothes-destroying chain! 

It is the cleanest, smoothest, and neatest in the world! 

It is the greatest improvement of all. See and judge for yourself. 

Made for Ladies and Gentlemen. 

THE LEAGUE CYCLE CO., Hartford, Conn. 

Mention The Bearings 

They Take the Lead. 


Diamond Cycles 

Up to date and ahead of all others in improve- 
ments, weight, design, finish, and ease of running 
— all the leading points — — > 

John P. Lovell Arms Co. 

Manufacturers, Boston, Mass., U. S. A. 


Mention The Bearings. 





Of course you are not riding the old 
ordinary yet, but the chances are you 
are using a cumbrous old type- 
writer, which is very "ordinary" in- 
deed, when compared with the '94 
model DENSMORE. 

The '94 Model De nsmore 

■ " i l ' l 'IMI'» w m l 't"1 l "»" HT >rl 

is the only up=to=date typewriter. 
You don't have to be an expert to 
make it go, or a mechanic to keep it 
going. It's easy as lying. You are 
sure to think of pneumatics when you 
try the delightful soft touch of the '94 
model Densmore. Why use a "bone- 
shaker" typewriter when the best 
costs no more. 

Densmore Typewriter Co., 

This you can do most effectively by using 


If your dealer doesn't carry them, send us postal note or express money 
order for 25c. (stamps not taken), and we will send you a pair by 
return mail, post-paid. 

1 56 Adams St., CHICAGO. 


1659 Champa St., DENVER. 


Mention The Bearings 

358-366 Dearborn Street, CHICA60. 




18 Styles 2T Sizes 

Milling i 




Embodying the most advanced 
ideas and adapted to every 
variety of modern 


Immediate Delivery. Can usually be made of any style or size. 



Write for Our 1894 Illustrated and Descriptive Catalogue. 

The Garvin Machine Co. 


Also No. 51 N. 7th St.. PHILADELPHIA. PA. Mention The Bearings 



Bicycles, Saddles, Lamps, Shoes, Sweaters, Cyclometers, Mudguards, etc. 

Ask your dealer for MAXWELL'S HIGH GRADE SPE- 
CIALTIES and receive with each purchase a ticket that may 
secure for you a handsome prize. 


Don't let anyone convince you that there are others just as good. 


Imported English Bicycle Grapholine 25c. 

Imported Chinese "White Graphite 25c. 

Automatic Chain Oiler, weight 43 grs 50c. 

Repair Outfit for any tire _._50c. 

Stainless Chain Lubricant 25c. Anti-Thirst Tablets 25c. 

Stainless Bicycle Oil 25c. Bicycle Polish 25c. 

Hard Bicycle Enamel 25c. Anti-Bust 25c. 

Condensed Illuminant 25c. Bim Varnish 25c. 

Frozen Sperm .20c. Muscle Tonic. _..25c. 


If your dealer does not keep them I will send them to you 
with a ticket on receipt of price. 

G. S. MAXWELL, Mfr., 

Agents Wanted. 



Is Your Bike Worth $2? 

Suppose it is stolen — what protection have you? None 
of course! For $2.00 the first year, and $1.00 a year after- 
ward, we insure your wheel against loss by theft, and should 
it be stolen, we'll give you another one exactly like it in its 

The Wheelmen's 
Protective Co., 

Cortlandt and Church Sts. 


I FEE, $1.00. 

Write for Particulars... 




, $1.00. I 




Weight, with Light Road Tires, 25 lbs. Net. 

A Strictly High Grade Wheel, Weight 22 to 27 lbs. 
A Strictly High Grade Ladies' Wheel, Weight 26 lbs. 

Price, $125. 
Price, $115. 

In the Cedarburg-Milwaukee Road Race, Tracy Holmes, 

on a 22 % lb. Czar finished in third position, and made fourth time. 

Our wheels are fully guaranteed to be perfect in material, 
workmanship, and construction. AGENTS WANTED. Write 
us for territory. .*.•.•..*.•. 

E. B. PRESTON & CO., Mfrs., 

403-417 Fifth Ave., CHICAGO. 



Has your saddle leather stretched during the present season beyond recognition? If so, it is not a 


found only on 


ever increasing in popularity. 

HUNT MFG. CO., - westboro, mass. // 





Mention The Bearings 

New York Depot: JOHN S. LENG'S SON & CO., 4 Fletcher Street, New York City. 



Large and small manufacturers 
and Dealers supplied. 

Latest Model. 20oz. Per Pair. 


I. A. WESTON & CO., 



"He who brings the buyer and the seller together in honest trade does good to both." — Cobden. 
THOS. WALLS, President. T. P. WALLS, Treasurer. JOHN J. WALLS, Secretary. 



Telephone No, West 592. 

2og and 211 West Madison Street, CHICAGO. 

We will hold a Sale on Saturday, August 4th, at 2 p. m. of a lar^e assortment of High 
Grade Bicycles in Men's, Ladies', Boys', and Girls', and at 3 p. m. we sell for a special account 
129 High Grade 1894 Bicycles in one lot. Sale without reserve. 

Reference by permission to the Hide and Leather National Bank. Chicago. 




and PUMP all combined in one. 

Made of drop-forged steel, case hardened. 
Weight 10 ounces, or 3 ounces less than all other 
tools separate. 


Electrotype for catalogues on application. 

Harris /Manufacturing Co., 

381 A\2iio Street, Buffalo, N. Y. 

Mention the bearings. 

B£ A ^?>$! 



1st. It is covered in various forms by three patents. 

2d. All others are poor imitations in some form. 

3d. It was the first put on the market in AMERICA. 

4th. The only one tested before 30,000 people in a pub- 
lic show. 

5th. Over brad-awla, wire nails, and barbed wire fencing. 

6th. The lightest of all — for it weighs but 3 ounces. 

Fron? Data or) b»o<l- 

7th. The thinnest and strongest of all. 

8th. The only one guaranteed or money refunded. 

9th. The cheapest of all for any one can put it in a tire 

10th. About 600 agents selling it and doing well. 

11th About 7,000 sets in daily use and giving satis- 

12th. No one can afford to ride daily without it. 


Circulars and terms sent. 

Made only by 

Mention The Bearings 



and read this, 

it will surely interest you. 




as light as the ordinary leather saddle, and in appear- 
ance precisely the same. It does away with the un- 

wieldly, awkward appearance and extra weight of the 

ordinary pneumatic saddle. Pneumatic saddles of the 

past have been wrong in principle. In every one of them 
it^L ^j ^j the air has been confined in a continuous tube reaching 

^\«/'\/ v« completely around the saddle so that when riding, the 

rider's weight at the base of the saddle would drive the 

confined air to the horn of the saddle, causing the base 

of the saddle, where the rider is sitting, to sag, and 

making chafing of the legs unavoidable. 
The Principle involved in this saddle is the placing the pneumatic cushion JUST WHERE IT IS NEEDED 
{at the base of the saddle), making spinal injury and sagging impossible. 


Write for Descriptive Circular. 


Made in several styles for 
Ladies and Gentlemen. 

Made b y l. L. RICHMOND MFG. CO., Meadviiie, Pa. 

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H ot work 

fussing over punctured tires in summer. Get a tire that's 
hard to puncture, and easy to repair, then you can have 
pleasure unalloyed. 

WHIPPET IMPROVED (cemented to rm>) 

is hard to puncture because the cover compound used is just right and makes the cover tough, 
and yet flexible. The tube is lapped, instead of endless, hence a puncture is easy to get at. 

Whether you want a tire for road or race, spare your- 
self needless annoyance. Ride the Whippet and 

Keep cool 






Whipple's Portable Safety Stand 

Always where you want it, 

Weight, 10 to Uozs. 

-Viz: On your wheel. 

Price, $1.00. 

Retail Dealers 

Do you realize that now 
is the time to push sun- 
dries, and that our Port- 
able Safety Stand is the 
best selling and most 
profitable sundry in the 

Remember, that by portable we do not mean simply that it isn't fastened to the wall or tioor but that it attaches to 
the wheel, and when not in use folds up under rear fork (all done with foot), is out of the way and is guaranteed not to rattle 
or fall and fits any style or make of wheel. Being attached to your machine, you never need hunt for a place to lean it — 
and notice the shape— being triangular it is strong but light, and having a long base is as effective on the ground as on the 
floor. In short it holds your wheel upright and securely anywhere, saves the nickel on your handle bars, ar.d your patience 
in many places. We no not sell to jobbers, but protect our dealers and give exclusive territory and a liberal discount. 

Drop us a card for prices and territory. 


...tlkth.....™. 4533 Champlain Avenue, CHICAGO. 

C. J. ROOT, Bristol, Conn., Licensed Mfgr. 


Hoffman Tire Protectors 


11 which is keeping up with 
tremendous results against 


From ocean to ocean testimonials 

are coming in reciting Hot r : 

their praises. "^OTF 




Insert a pair in your tires, and get away forever from puncturing your air tubes. They fit any tire but a hose pipe style. 

Go inside. Soft, but strong a* steel. 

Send for Catalogue and Mention The Bearings 



Yes, indeed. No doubt of it. 

The very best of 



Shall we send you samples, or will you send us models? Which? Let us hear. 

J. H. WILLIAMS & CO., of Brooklyn, N. Y. 



That tag? 


That is just the size of it. You put it on your wheel, we 
do the rest. We either find your stolen wheel or give you 
another just like it for the small sum of $2 the first year, and 
$1 a year thereafter. Write for full particulars. Agents 
wanted in every city and town in the U. S. Apply at once. 



The Bearings 

18 BoyLston BIdg., Boston, flass. 

The Columbian Adjustable Crank 

increases the power of the rider 25 per cent. In other words, the 
rider can climb a hill with a 72-inch gear just as easy as he could 
climb the same hill witli a 54-inch gear with a pair of "old style" 
cranks; Even riding continuously on level roads it has proven 
to be a great relief to the cyclist to be able to lengthen or shorten 
the motion of the tread. 

Any rider can apply the Columbian Adjustable Crank to his 
Bicycle without requiring any tools or help. USE VERY 
LITTLE OIL. On muddy and sandy roads the rider will also 
find the Columbian Adjustable Crank of great advantage. 

Liberal Discount 
to the Trade. 

Price $8.00 per pair. 


Mention The Bearings. 


Sure Grip. 


Does not wear off the corners. Saves 
time. Patent allowed. 


Are you a practical wheelman? 
This tool will interest you. 

It fills a long-felt want for wheelmen and repairers. The best^tool 
for truing up your wheels. The Grip jaws open automat- 
ically by means of a spring. Write for 
Circulars and prices. 


272 West Water St., niLWAUKEE, WIS. 



ASBURY PARK, N. J., Aug. 30, 31, and Sept. 1. 


Promoted by "THE AMERICAN WHEELMAN," 23 Park row, New York. 



For Entry Blanks "IT/" Tl/f ~P/*rrf*TT earei "American Wheelman," 
address » r • -«■*• rCiiCUj 23 Park Row, New York. 



EDWIN OLIVER, Gen'l Eastern Agent. 

Roger B. McMullen & Co. 

Main Office, 64 to 70 Ohio St., CHICAGO, ILL. 


General U. S. Sale Agents for the 

Union Drop Forge Co. Indianapolis Chain & Stamping Co. Hunt Mfg Co 

Chicago. iDdianapolis, Ind. Westboro, Mass 

Garfoid Mfg. Co. C. J. Smith & Sons Co. Snell Cycle Fittings Co. 

Elyria, Ohio. Milwaukee, Wis. Toledo, Ohio. 

Seamless Steel Tubing, Cold Rolled Steel and Cycle Manufacturers' Supplies. 


For Ope Cent 

invested in a postal card, 

Apy Dealer C&17 Get, 

for the asking, our complete catalogue and low prices on 

Rims,Spokes, Nipples, Balls, Hubs 

etc., for building and repairing, also a sample, free, of oui 





It is movable or stationary, and will sup- 
port either front or back wheel. 

It is adjustable, aud can be used with any 
safety bicycle. 

It is made of the best wrought iron, and 
weighs only i'A pounds. 

It supports the machine in such a manner 
that it does not scratch the enameling jr 

Enameled Stand, each - $1.00 

Nickel-plated Stand, each, 1.50 




Correspondence solicited from the trade, and 
will send electros on application 


» TUBIN& » 


Lighter and" Stronger than the Ordinary Round. Send for 

Price List and Samples to_ 


Motion Th . B 8 .nno«. 69 Broad Street, BOSTON, MASS. 


1,000 Bicycles 



mention the 125TH STREET, NEW YORK. 

Mention The Bearings 

The Buffalo Trouser Guard 


Made of the Best Tempered 
Spring Steel. 

Isg Will not bind on the ankle or rust 


Send for sample pair by mail, 15 cents. 
Write for discount. Sold by all 
dealers in Bicycles and Sundries. 



Mention The Bearings. 




General TJ. S, Sales Agenta, 


No. 4 Fletcher St., N. Y, City— New York Depot, 


'•EMiEST"" I26-I2WJ0 W. Miiylnd Sl„ Indianapolis. III. 

B S5«5&, 



One of the most elegant 
and comfortable hotels 
in^the country.^ 


Largest and handsomest dining rooms in the state. SERVICE AND 
CUISINE SECOND TO NONE. Nearest first-class hotel to wheel- 
men's headquarters. The finest Turkish Baths in the West, and the 
only ones in the city, are in connection with hotel. 

RATES FOR WHEELMEN, $2.00 to $3.50 PER DAY. 


Send for Illustrated Book. 


C. M. HILL,, Manager. 

(Late of Chicago.) 


Is now Manufactured ONLY in the 

Fittings Co.'s 

New Plant. 


41.000 Pairs sold in 1893. and not a pair returned. Capacity for 1894, 
500 Pairs per day. 

No old tools to patch up, and no old stock to work ofl. 

Bearing. 198 and 2oo Terrace, BUFFALO, N. Y. 



$ - Vie 


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-5"' Contact 



balls 34 inch. 15 balls s points - 
each - 75 points hence sain 30 
points in falcon" beak in a 
acontact ofany5pheee; is a point 
points ivtean" "friction t:hat'5 "why 
you have that tired feelingc 

WRITS -^/rM\niF/\r-r^ THE 


Mention The Bearings. 

of them 


One of the 


things ever 



Per Set of four, with screws to hold them on with. Sent post-paid on receipt of price. 
Will fit any rat-trap pedal with straight plate. 

The Reed & Curti? A\acbioc Screw Co. 

Mention The Bearings WORCESTER, MASS. 

Have Your Ads. Illustrated 

....BY THE.... 

Garden City 
Electrotype Foundry, 

167 Adams St., CHICAGO. 

Manufacturers of Cuts by every process. Original 
designers and electrotypers. 

The "HUM-DOO." Half-Tone and Color Work Specialties. 

HtKllCN THI HUmwt 

~TW patent 


can afford to go without this brake. 


It is Automatic and as quick in action ' u 
as thought itself. 


207 S. Canal St., CHICAGO. 
Mention The Bearings 


I ici not .illi>u your ordei s h >i 



to be filled with infringing imitations. 
If your wholesaler can not or will not fill 

your orders with mir pump (he certainly can 
buy them from us), we will, and at a pi 
that will interest you. 

Remember, we repair or replace any 
broken pump of our make, if sent to us, free 
of charge. 


Dealers send for revised wholesale prices. 

S. F. Heath Cycle Co, 


THE ELASTIC TIP CO. are New England Agents 
Boston, Mass. Mention the Bearings 





None higher in quality. None easier 
running. Light. Handsome. Dur- 
able. The Agents' Leader. The 
Riders' Favorite 



PACKER CYCLE CO., READING, Pa., State Agents for 

Mention The Bearings. 


Penton Wheels 


Unquestionably high grade. 
Made of the finest materials. 
Beautiful in design. 
Light running. 


The Fenton Adjustable Handle-Bar. 
Built-up Wood Kims. 
Southard's Cranks. 
Perry's Chains. 


Challenge comparison. Sell on their merits. 



Fcrjtop Metallic t\j 2. Co. 




Does not clog the chain, takes less dust than any other. 
The cleanest, cheapest, and most perfect chain lubricant 
on the market. Put up In three sizes. 


F. C. AA\ES 6* CO., 335 Broadway, Mew YorK- 

Mention The Bearings 



WANTKD-One to twenty second-hand or old style 
Pneumatic Tire Bicycles. Must be cheap. 

F. P. Lee Cycle Co., 
2 St. Joseph, Mo. 

FOR SALE— Or exchange, Columbia Model 39. 

J. F. Aldrich, 
Oneida, N. Y. 

STOLEN— Cleveland Model 6, No. 104, black saddle 
and black enamel finish, upright handle bars, and 
cap off of hind wheel valve. 11. R. Smith, 

1 Cap. W. C. C. 

UALEIGH MODEL A— Dunlop tires. Will sell 
or trade. Never taken from crate. Best offer over 
$110 takes it. Perry D. Gath & Co., 

'1 Zanesville, O. 

Pre vent Tarnish 









+ + + + + + 







Newark, N.J. NEW YORK 2 


JUL.IU5 ANDRAE, 225 W. Water 5t., MILWAUKEE, WI5« 



mention The bearings 





Registers 1000 miles and repeats- 

Yes the Hilliard Cyclometers are 
reduced in prices but not in QUAL- 


1 132-34 N. 40th St., Philadelphia, Pa. 


Registers 100 miles. 
Can be set to zero. 

The VERY BEST in the Market. 

Being on the ground floor in this business, we believe we can 
offer you better goods for the money than anyone else in 
it. A, or 1st quality, 50 cents; B, or 2d quality. 40 cents 
per pair, postpaid. Be sure to give correct size of hole 
wanted. Special discounts to manufacturers and dealers. 


43, 45, 47 Illinois St., CHICAGO. 


and ATHLETES generally, use 


To Strengthen the Muscles. 

It has a particularly Warming, Comforting and 
Stimulating effect on all Weak or Stiff Muscles; 
quick in action; clean and pleasant in use. 

for Sale fcy Iruggists and Dealers in Sporting Qoodh 
E. F0UGERA & CO.. Sole Agents, 

26 -30 N. William Street, N. V. 


Restaurant and Cake Bakery 


The noonday rendezvous of Chicago cyclists. 

PAUL BRATJER, Propr. and Mangr. 
Mention The Bearings. 





PNEUMATICS.— Road King, $30; Sterner, 

er, $35: ladies' Rambler, $37.50; ladies ; 

. .35; ladies 
Peerless $30; ladies' Stover, $35; ladies' Rambler. $37.50; ladies 
Monarch, $40; Imperial, $40; Kenwood, $40; Singer, $40; Over 
stone, $40; Serbridge, $40; Weiss special. $42.50; Quadrant, $45; 
Ariel. $50; Sterling Tnew), $50; Stalwart (23 lbs.). $55; Im- 
perial, $60. Singer tandem. 

CUSHION TIRES.— Boys', $8.50; Crescent. $15; Singer, 
$17.50; Credenda. $20; Rush. $20; Cyclone, $20; ladies' Union, 
$22.50; ladies' Rambler, $25; Columbia, $25; Quadrant, $25; 
Diamond,.$25; Empire, $25. J00 other bargains. Fine ordi- 
naries, $10. New 27 pound '94 Gents', $50. New 26 pound 
ladies, a beauty. $50. Our wheels sell themselves. 

Write for particulars. 

MEAD &. PRENTISS, 188 Monroe St.. CHICAGO. 

Howard A. Smith Company, 




Bicycles and 
^5 Sundries 

Acknowledged Headquarters for Bicycle 


STOLEN — From Lebanon, Indiana, July 4th, new Ariel 
Light Roadster bicycle; wine color frame, corrugated 
wood rims, No. 5814. $40.00 for thief and wheel. Must 
have'ni. Fenneel & Shaw, 

8-10-94 Frankfort, Ind. 

FOR SALE. — One Stearns Special, and one 19-pound 
Rambler Racer. Both new. Cheap for cash. 
Address Bicycle, 110 Mabry St., Knoxville. Term. 

USE* Tisrr}Tfi, 


INsticK s3INl °Ns25 CENTS BY MAIL. 




Elegant Equipment. 

Superb Service 


French Lick and 
West Baden Springs 

"The Carlsbad 

of America." 

WHEELMEN are invited to 


It is the official route 
from Cincinnati, Louisville, 
and Indianapolis to Den- 
ver, on account of the 15th 
annual meet of the L. A. W. 


232 Clark Street. 


Gen. Pass.'Agt. 

Mention the Bearings. 

■Weight 4 oz. 



Bicycle Riders and Dealers! 
Improved facilities and 
an increasing demand 
enables us to offer every 
cyclist our cyclometers 
at prices shown on cuts. 
The cuts show one-third 
actual size. They are 
Superior in Construction 
and Positively Accurate. 


Perfect Satisfaction Guaranteed 
or purchase money cheer- 
fully refunded. 

Sent post-paid on receipt of 

Recording Instrument Co., 

602 Chamber of Commerce. 
Mention The Bearings. 


Weight 4 


Prize Medals 

Club Pins. 




For Race Meets or 
Athletic Tournaments. 
Get our Prices before 
Buying Elsewhere. 



on your M. & W. tires, and 
repair your own punctuies on 
the road. No lacing required. 
Tires can not creep. Not 
necessary to cement tires to 
rims. Stud running through 
rim prevents all creeping. 

Send for one. Price 50 cents. 
Discounts to dealers. 




to 50c, of Dealers or by mall. 

1894 bicycles are not up to date 

unless fitted with 

Woodbury's Automatic Dry Chain Lubricator and Duster. 

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CHICAGO, AUGUST 10, 1894. 


The Englishman Had to Work Hard to Beat Biuret's Record— 
The Race Up to the Twenty-Second Hour. 

Herne Hill, July 28. — Last night the third annual 24-hour race for 
the Cuca Coca Challenge Cup started at 8 p. m. precisely on the Herne 
Hill track. The weather was perfect, being fine and warm with scarcely a 
breath of wind. Intense interest was evinced in the contest by the public, 
who swarmed into the grounds in such numbers as to completely eclipse all 
previous experience of "gates." Twenty thousand were present within an 
hour of the start. Of these some thousands stayed till a late hour, and 
many hundreds all through the night. Indeed, there was a terrific crush in 
the narrow inlet to the grounds shortly before 8, several machines being 
completely smashed up. When T. W. J. Britton fired his pistol eighteen 
riders started on their journey, the only non-starters being J. H. Cocker and 
H. R. Carter. Shorland, aided by a fast tandem crew, rapidly secured a 
lead and piled on a great pace, getting inside record at eleven miles 
(25:37 W) and subsequently at fourteen and fifteen miles. The pace, how- 
ever, dropped somewhat and record was not again beaten for some hours. 
C. C. Fontaine seemed unable or disinclined to hang on to Shorland, but 
rode at a steady pace. 

In the First Hour 

Shorland covered 24 miles 1,460 yards, C. C. Fontaine having by this time 
assumed third place behind C. G. Wridgway, with A. W. Horton and Car- 
lisle next, some laps behind. G. McNish fell, but remounted, during the 
first hour, but this was the only accident during the first 8 hours of the 

At 2 hours the positions were: Shorland 48 miles 70 yards; with Fon- 
taine second, 46 miles \ l / 2 laps; Wridgway, 46 miles \]A laps, and Carlisle 
46 miles l'/ 2 laps. Bidlake, Chappie and Peterson followed. Fontaine 
improved his position in spite of Shorland's efforts to draw away, and at 
3 hours (69 miles 874 yards) was only a mile behind the leader. Shor- 
land at intervals excited great cheering by putting in miles at a 2:20 bat. 
In the small hours, however, Fontaine twice retired to his tent for a few 
minutes, thus allowing Shorland, who rode over 8 hours without a dis- 
mount except to change machines, to increase his lead. Next to Fontaine 
Horton and Carlisle seemed the most dangerous opponents of Shorland. 
As the appended tables will show, however, these riders, with Wridgway 
and Bidlake, gave up the contest comparatively early in the day, so that by 
the time the Saturday afternoon crowd began to flock in, only seven men 
were left on the track. Shorland continued doggedly, but was suffering 
some distress from a slight sunstroke sustained about midday. He got 
ahead of Huret's record in the 13th hour. 

The pacing arrangements throughout the race were admirably carried 
out. The illumination of the grounds left little to be desired, and the 
Harden Star lights being fixed outside the track, no shadows were thrown 
upon the battens; Huret was present and, with Wheeler, 
Helped to Pace Shorland 

during the afternoon on a tandem; Shorland did not use the Boudard gear 
in the race. His tires were '92 pattern Dunlops. The feeding arrange- 
ments for competitors were on an elaborate scale, all the prominent men 
having separate bell tents, with a staff of attendants. The score board, 
although improved, was not a success, accuracy seemingly being an 
impossibility, but the lap scoring and timing were splendidly performed. 
H. J. Swindley, Henry Sturmey and Jack Dring were the timers— Coleman 
being absent through sickness. On Saturday large numbers were refused 
admission, the grounds bein: r f? 1 "-! to their utmost capacity. 

When this letter left tru lm mil Shorland, although very baked, was 
riding steadily amid great 1 mluniasm — a certain winner with a lead of 
some twenty-six miles. 

Complete Scoiv at Twenty-two Hours. 








Shorland. F. W . North K....I 
Petersen, I. H., Coventry 
Chappie. C Chelsea B. & C 
Clark, J. P. K., North Ko;..l 
Ilsley. A. F., North Road 

Buckley, E., Anfield 

Field, B. H. B, Catford... 
Fontaine, C. C. Polytechnr 
Horton, A. W.,! Cattord 









304 - 


< Hurets' record. 
( 421.546 














Sames, J. G.. Bath Road 

Wridgway. C. G., A. & N. R 

Pellant, A., North Road 

Knight, W. H., Essex Wheelers 

Bidlake, F. T., North Road 

Carlisle. R. H. Anfield .... 

Chambers, H. J., Catford 

Nixon, A. T., Unattached 

McNish. G., Catford 





Retired (F. D.) 

Retired _.. 





All the men rode safeties except Knight, who rode a racing Bantam. 

The Following Tables Show the Progress of the Race: 


















































World's records com- 

♦World's records. 





___ 2:05:42 3 /s 










♦World's records. 

Road Record Broken. 

London, July 28. — As I indicated hurriedly in closing my last letter the 
fifty-mile handicap, promoted by the North Road Club, yielded several nota- 
ble performances. It appears that A. A. Chase, whose entry was received 
too late, was allowed to start for time, and achieved the phenome- 
nal feat of lowering the world's record (made recently by himself, straight- 
away with the wind) by nearly 3 minutes, his actual time being 2:16:13. 
R. J. Ilsley was only 2 seconds behind. The course was, as usual, out and 
home, and the part through the lanes was sticky. Out of a field of five crack 
tricyclists only two finished, W. W. Robertson getting home, and winning a 
special prize offered, in the record time of 2:30:44. Bidlake, who was much 
fancied to win, collided with a cart, and, together with A. F. Ilsley, came 
seriously to grief. 

At the Oddfellows annual sports at Herne Hill last Saturday one of the 
events on the card was a match over one mile between W. C. Jones, of the 
Polytechnic C. C, and P. W. Scheltema Beduin, Catford. The latter won 
by half a length, after a crawl, culminating in a sprint, in the slow time of 
2:49*5. Jones and Rideout, on a tandem, followed by W. Henie on a safety, 
lowered the previous bests for ten miles on their respective machines. The 
tandem pair got inside record at two miles, and finished in 22:10' &, 32 sec- 
onds better than the record by Osmond and Stocks. Henie got inside his 
own previous best at three miles, and Meintjes' American safety best at the 
same distance, finishing the ten miles in 22:10^, 

Beating World's Record 
(Meintjes - ) by no less than :54Vs. The men's performances were greatly 

Pinkert, who for some time has been waiting an opportunity to cross 
the channel on his patent land and water tricycle, started from Cape 
Grisnez on Monday morning to ride across to Folkestone, and was picked 
up in a state of complete exhaustion by a fishing smack in mid-channel. 
He was suffering from seasickness, but has since recovered and announced 
his intention of making a second attempt. F. W. Zimer has been conduct- 
ing some successful trial voyages over rough sea in his pedally propelled 
I mat with a narrow beam and the Zimer patent floats off the sea front at 
Brighton. The apparatus worked very well and met with the cordial 
approval of those who took part in the trips on the rough water. 

CAW. Hartung. 



Lumsden Wins an Exciting Race at Ripon — The Town Crazy on 


Ripon, Wis., August 7. — "Cycling paradise" might be a fitting term for 
this little city, for it is certainly "paradise lost" when the visiting wheelmen 
leave town. For the three days of the bicycle meet, pandemonium reigns 
supreme. Fourth of July, Christmas, Memorial Day, none of the national 
holidays can compare with the celebrations carried on when the wheelmen 
come to town. Ripon has but 4,000 inhabitants at the most, and half of 
these are girls, young ladies, if you please. Stores, banks, and business 
houses close on afternoons of race days, and the attendances at the race 
figures closely to the number of inhabitants of the town. No large, or in 
fact semi-large, city can ever hope to stir up one-half the enthusiasm dis- 
played here. 

Half the town was on the street tonight and the square in the center of 
the city was a scene such as is seen in Chicago on presidential election 
nights when returns are coming over the wires. 

Horns Were Blown 
by "ye small boy" and fireworks were set off in the center of the square, 
where a large arch was placed. This was gayly decorated in club colors. 
In the Opera House an entertainment for the wheelmen was provided. 

The Milwaukee "Push," the only obnoxious "chapter" of this now 
defunct feature of cycling, was out in force and fairly made the welkin ring 
with their hideous cries. Ripon has but two hotels. The wheelmen who 
were in the know made arrangements to stay at private houses, and con- 
sequently were scattered all over town. 

When the special from Milwaukee arrived this morning the town band 
was at the depot, and from that time on bedlam was let loose. Previous 
to the races Judge L. E. Reed delivered a stirring address to the visitors 
and for the mayor, A. Wood, who turned the city over to the wheelmen. 

And 4,000 people cheered a 

Wild Welcome to the Visitors, 

an acclamation of hearty support to the mayor in his "great" undertaking. 

Ripon has one of the finest half-mile tracks in the country. Last year 
Zimmerman did 2:13, establishing a track record, which was considered 
quite a performance in those days. Today the local crack, Louie Reed, did 
2:15 from scratch in the mile local handicap, and rode the last quarter alone. 
The track was in no such shape as last year, but will be tomorrow. Ray 
MacDonald followed the new tandem team, Titus and Cabanne, a half mile 
in 57 seconds, a new state record. The tandem team could easily have 
bettered that time at the last two seconds, as they slowed at two places for 
MacDonald. Tomorrow will see a half dozen 

Good Record Trials 
in consequence. 

One of the prettiest races of the day was the mile handicap. Ken- 
nedy's entry not having been received, he was placed on scratch with Titus, 
these being the only scratch men. The two shared the pace and as there 
was a good field of riders ahead were forced to ride three quarters of a mile 
before reaching the bunch. There both erred, as so many scratch men do 
nowadays, failing to go at once to the front while at speed. The long-mark 
men, having rested, get away just as the scratch men get settled shown in 
the bunch and get away quick. It was so today and Titus and Kennedy 
were only in the limit, Lumsden, Brown and Goetz winning the places; 
Lumsden rode with his old-time vigor and beat Brown a couple of lengths. 
Titus' time was 2:11 and probably less and Kennedy was only a fifth sec- 
ond slower. Titus was with the front row of a bunch of a dozen that 
finished in two rows 

Neck and Neck, 

back of third man, and Kennedy was just behind Titus. Lumsden's time 
from 80 yards was 2:10. 

Sanger made a pretty win of the two-mile open, beating down Maddox 
in the straight and winning by a length from Charley Murphy. A limit of 
5:20 was placed and the race was run in 5:40 and allowed. Cabanne, Taxis, 
Goehler, and others were fighting for third, and it will never be known just 
who it was that won the third place. Cabanne was given the decision, 
Taxis claiming it, as well as one or two others. 

Charles F. Williams, of Erie, Pa., had 65 yards in the half and 270 in 
the two-mile handicap and won both in good style. While the handicap- 
pers deal thus leniently with Williams he will continue to win. Louie 
Reed, a son of Judge Reed, won both state championships in a runaway, and 
covered a mile from scratch in the local handicaps in 2:15. Ed Moulton, the 
old Chicago trainer, has the care of this boy and declares he can do 2:09 or 
better properly paced. Willie Sanger, a brother of W. C, was a prominent 
factor in the A races. He has no care, however, and can not do himself 
justice against carefully and systematically trained men. 

The boys' race, won in 2.28' ! '5, is probably a record for eighteen years 
or under. 


One-mile novice.— A. H. Krugmeir, Horicon, first; II. G. Mi Williams. Oshkosh, second; 
C. E. Reinke, Milwaukee, third. Time. 2:38% . 

Half-mile state championship, final heat. Louie Reed, fust; Will Sanger, second; 
Roy Reed, third; A. M. Chandler, fourth; F. L. Moore, fifth. Time, 1:09. The time limit 
was 1:10. 

Two-mile open, Class B, final heat W. C. Sanger, first; C M. Murphy, second; L. D, 
Cabanne, third; \Y. W, Taxis, fourth. Time, 5:40. 

One-mile handicap, Class l'>. A. E. I umsden, 80 yards, first; A. I, Brown, 70 yards, 
second; R, F, Goetz, 70 yards, third; H. A. Githens, 15!) yards, fourth, Time, 2:10. 

Two-mile state championship. — Louie Reed, Ripon, first; VV. F. Sanger, Milwaukee, 
second; A. M. Chandler, third. Time, 5:31 4 i . 

Half-mile open, Class B.— Titus, first; Kennedy, second; Githens. third; Cabanne, 
fourth. Time, 1:06. 

Two-mile handicap. Class A— C. S. Williams, 270 yards, first; J. G. Seelig, 210 yards, 
second; Smith, 160 yards, third. Time, 4:40 3 /s . 


RiPON, Wis., August 8. — The second day's sport at this place was great. 
Four good Class B events were run, and record breaking closed the day, 
Titus and Cabanne doing the tandem mile in 1:59, a new world's record, and 
Bald doing a paced mile in 2:02, lowering the state record. Sanger was 
beaten in the mile open, the only race in which he rode. Bliss practiced 
before the races, but did not appear in the contests. Cabanne and Cooper, 
the new men oa the circuit, each took a race, Cabanne the mile open, Cooper 
the quarter-mile, and Goetz the three-mile han licap. Titus was the 
only one of the top-notchers to score a win. Kennedy, of Chicago, will he 
awarded the S100 diamond for his record of 2:11 in the mile handicap, this 
beating Zimmerman's time of last year, 2:13. Titus, who beat Kennedy from 
the same mark, was disqualified for jumping the gun three lengths. 

Charley Murphy lost a second prize today which he won by a coup that 
might have been disastrous in the mile open. Ten yards from home Mur- 
phy cut from the pole and made a diagonal dash across the front of Taxis 
into second place. 

Murphy Was Disqualified. 

The attendance today was 5,000, and the club clears $600 on the meet. 
Ripon will certainly give another meet next year. O. F. Williams, of Erie, 
Pa., took both handicaps in the A class yesterday, and was today cut down 
fearfully. In the mile handicap, with a field of thirty starters, Williams 
started from scratch to beat 2:25, and although back in the bunch, rode in 
2:22. A special prize is offered for the best mile in Class A, beating 2:25, 
at this meet. In a local handicap yesterday, Louie Reed did 2:15 from 
scratch. The handicaps of the two competitors in this event were home 
made and rearranged, and Reed was coached, so the record will not go into 
the competition. Seelig, from 80 yards, won in 2:13 4 ' 5 . 

The quarter-mile open brought two of the prettiest heat races of the 
season. Cooper, of the Ramblers, gained the lead in the first and was' 
pushed to within six inches to a foot all down the stretch, Githens shoving 
over ahead of Taxis when nearing the tape. MacDonald had the starting 
advantage in the second and was close pressed by that good quarter miler, 
Dr. Brown, Cabanne and E. C. Johnson in full chase and close up. The 
first three in each qualified. Both heats were run in :33. The final, as may 
be easily guessed, was warm, with a 

Stiff Wind Aiding the Men. 

Cooper was on the pole and received a good send-off. Brown rode wide on 
the bank and passed the bunch leading into the straight. Cooper passed 
Brown by desperate riding twenty yards from home and Bald and Brown 
made it warm for second place, Bald winning by a foot, Cabanne a couple 
of lengths back and MacDonald fifth. Time, :31 ;, 5. Detroit, Buffalo, 
Cleveland, St. Louis, and New York, were represented in the finish and 
Philadelphia, Chicago and California in the start. Truly a national contest. 

Louie Reed took his third state championship when he won the mile in 
a clever manner. Roy Reed voluntarily took the pace for a half and then 
dropped out. Sercombe paced the third quarter and Reed ran Chandler 
and Willie Sanger off their feet on the stretch, winning by several lengths 
in2:23 2 s. The referee refused, properly enough, to allow a protest on 
account of Roy Reed's pacing. All received the benefit and should have 
been glad that some one did donkey work. 

Fred J. Titus added to his great chain of victories a most worthy link 
in the two mile handicap. Titus was scratch, Kennedy 40 yards, Maddox 
70, Lumsden and Githens 90. An excellent field was ahead, Titus rode 
the entire first mile in 2:22. Kennedy then waited and the two then rode 

The Field Bunched 

and loafed, with W. F. Murphy pacing. Titus and Kennedy pressed into and 
through the bunch. At a mile and a quarter, at the last turn, Earnie 
Johnson flew out, and all down the stretch the field fought six abreast fifty 
yards from home. Titus jumped after what was apparently a lost race and 
ten yards from home flew steadily into first place by a foot, Kennedy a 
close third. Time, 5:11 "J. Sanger was in the hunt, but unplaced in the 
mile open. He was fourth. Cabanne won by a length from Charley Mur- 
phy, who took a most desperate and foul chance in beating Brown. Mur- 
phy was on the pole third or fourth in position when he saw an opening and 
dashed through directly by Taxis, who entered a protest at once. Murphy 
might have brought a dozen men to the earth by his work. Brown led tnto 
the straight and made a desperate run for it. Murphy was disqualified for 
foul riding. Maddox ran into Githens and fell heavily at the three-quarter. 
Louie Reed Completed his chain by taking his fourth state champion- 
ship. The quarter-mile, Willie Sanger second, Titus, scratch, and Cabanne, 
50 yards, could not catch the field in the three-mile handicap and quit at 
two and a half miles. Goehler fell and two men 

Ran Over His Arm, 

a pedal pushing into his head and cutting it so th-U he bled profusely. 
Goehler ran to his dressing-room clear out of his head. It was a deep 
wound. Githens, 120 yards, tried hard to win, but Goetz, 210 yards, made a 
prettv sprint and passed him ten yards from home. Edwards, 400 yards, 
ran in third ahead of Cooper, 100 yards. Time, 7:0!). 


1— L. D. Cabanne. 2— Maddox in the mile handicap. 3— W. W. Taxis. 4— A Class B held bunched, Cabanne leading. 5— Bliss looking for Atkins. 6— Ballard, the winner of th e 

garrot. 7 — Gus Steele waiting for his heat in the half-mile handicap. 8 — The parrot. 9 — Cooper on his mark. 10 — A.I.Brown. 11— Ray MacDonald going to his tent. 12— Start of the 
half-mile handicap, Bliss on scratch. 13 — Starter Canary. 14— Murphy talking to Bald. 15— Birdie Munger and his bride. 16— The Rambler tent, with Steele on trunk. 17— Lumsden 
and MacDonald starting. 18— A loaf on the back stretch. 


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The League of American Wheelmen, or a large part of it, is now 
headed for Denver with the intention of having a good time, see the cracks 
of the country contest for the championships, and to see some of the glor- 
ious scenery of Colorado that they have heard so much about. The much 
boasted hospitality of the westerners will be fully tested, and the doubting 
easterners will be shown that the Denverites meant everything they said 
at Louisville when they were fighting for the League meet. 

That the v:sitors at the meet will have a good time no one will doubt 
for a minute, and after it is all over, the stay-at-homes will be kicking them- 
selves because they didn't go. From rumors floating around, it would seem 
that the attendance at this first meet held in the west would not be stand- 
ard. Why this is no one seems to know. Probably the distance has 
frightened some away. Then the cost of such a trip has had a dampening 
effect upon enthusiastic League members, for in these ha-d times every one 
looks at a dollar twice before he spends it. From Secretary Bassett we learn 
that none of the L. A. W. royalty will be in attendance. This will seem 
strange to those in the west who have been counting upon seeing President 
Luscomb and the other members of the Executive Committee , not to men- 
tion Papa Bassett himself. The venerable secretary says that the Execu- 
tive Committee had counted upon there being a large attendance at the 
meet. He says now that such prospects are very slim. The members of 
the .committee expected to be given passes by the railroads upon the 
strength of this, but now the railroads will not come to time. As the League 
has not any too much money, President Luscomb thought that it could not 
afford to spend 8500 to send the officials to Denver, and therefore they will 
stay at home. 

The westerners will probably get mad on account of this and say that 
these officials stayed away just because the meet is held in the west. That 
is where they will be in the wrong. The Executive Committee has been 
working hard to rid the League of its heavy indebtedness and every dollar 
counts. No one can blame Mr. Luscomb for wanting to save $500, and the 
Denverites should look at it in this light. 

Therefore, we say, to those at Denver, pitch in and enjoy yourself. The 
absence of three or four men should not spoil your fun. The Denver meet 
will be a success without them. 


Last year Sanger had a reputation for being grumpy and refusing to 
ride at a meet unless it suited him to do so. For this he was severely jack- 
eted in many of the papers. This sort of treatment did the big Milwau- 
keean good, for this year he has seen the error of his way, and has tried to 
reform. He has become friendly with the other riders, and has shown a 
willingness to help meet promoters out in various ways. He came to Chi- 
cago last week to race, but before he had been in town a day the water 
affected him and he became sick. He went to the races, though, and tried 
his best to carry out his part of the contract. He rode in one heat, and 
although he qualified, he showed clearly that he was not in a fit condition to 
race. He told the management this, and donned his street clothes. This 
did not suit one newspaper man, and the next day Sanger was "roasted" 
brown. He was called a cry baby and almost accused of being afraid of the 
other cracks. Sanger did not like this, and. the next day left for Milwaukee, 

While we do not wish to pose as a defender or champion of Sanger, yet 
we must protest against the treatment the man receives in Chicago. It 
seems as if his old reputation would not down and the Chicago newspaper 
men could not stop roasting. We would, therefore, ask these gentlemen 
of the press to please "ring off." The public is sick of such twaddle. 


The people have tried it, they like it, and like the baby in the famous 
soap ad, they cry for it. What the people want, and what they will have 
is unpaced records. Last week at Chicago showed what a man could really 
do when he is unassisted and has to ride by himself. The attempts of eight 
of the Class B men to break the unpaced record of Sanger was watched with 
interest by the press and public, and hereafter we will see the manufacturer 
sending his men for the unpaced records. 

Tyler, after he had broken both of Bliss' records, tried to get that of 
his team mate. This shows what value is placed on this record by the manu- 
facturer. Then the magnificent gold trophy offered by a leading tire manu- 
facturer has added zest to the contest, and we predict that before the season 
is over we will see an unpaced mile ridden in 2:05 or under. Titus, who 
won the unpaced mile contest at Chicago, promises to give Sanger a close 
rub for the record. It is said that the New Yorker has already done 2:08 in 
private, and then was not extended to his utmost. Maddox, the sturdy lad 
from Asbury Park, will also be in the swim. His unpaced mile in 2:15 at 
Chicago, shows what he is capable of. 

But while we are talking of the records, it would not do to forget to say 
something about the performances of Tyler at Waltham. This splendid 
athlete has won new laurels as a record breaker. A man who can get a full 
second under the flying mile record, and two and two-third seconds under 
the standing record, when it is as low as it is, must be a wonder. Our admir- 
ation of his splendid ride is only increased when we stop to consider that he 
rode swathed in bandages, and suffering from a severe fall received in a 
previous attempt on record. 

That mile in 1:50 is gradually approaching. 


Tomorrow afternoon, at 1 o'clock prompt, H. L. Stanwood, of the Illi- 
nois Cycling Club, will start from 
the City Hall, Chicago, in an attempt 
to lower the New York-Chicago 
record of 10 days 4 hours and 30 
minutes, which record is now held 
by H. H. Wylie, and was made on 
a twenty-six pound Sterling in 
June, 1893. Mr. Stanwood will ride 
a twenty - three pound Sterling 
racer, and has been coached in his 
ride by Wylie, who is of the opin- 
ion that in Stanwood he has a rec- 
ord breaker. He estimates his time 
at nine and a half days, but it is very 
probable that even this will be 
lowered. Stanwood will take the 
"northern course," which takes 
him through northern Indiana, 
Ohio, and through Buffalo, Roches- 
ter, Syracuse, and Albany, to New 
York. A number of attempts have 
been made on the record this sea- 
son without success, the best of 
them being that of Harvey Truax, 
who went through in a little over 
twelve days. H. P. Walden, chair- 
man of the road record committee, 
Century Road Club, will start Mr. Stanwood, and a large crowd of Illinois 
club boys will see him well on his way. He will be regularly checked at 
every point along the route. 



Zimmerman, Wheeler, and Banker rode at the Sport and Play tourna- 
ment at Birmingham, England, last Monday. They participated in the 
quarter-mile, each man riding alone. Zim did :'28 : s; Banker :29 2 * and 
Wheeler :31. Zim's last appearance in Paris was last Sunday, when he 
won a 2,000-meter race. 

Didn't Suit the Jew. 

A Jewish banker took his first spin after learning to ride the bicycle in 
company with an old cyclist. After going some distance the latter said to 
the banker: 

"We will soon come to a hill with a 5 per cent grade." 
"Five bour zent," said the financier scornfully, Peuh! And he returned 
to the city. 

B£ A ^"f| 


Boston Wheelmen Pay Their Respects to the Veteran in a Fare- 
well Dinner — The Speeches. 

Boston, Mass., August 5. — It was a jolly and very representative 
party of cyclists who gathered about the table at the Nantasket House at 
Nantasket Beach last Friday evening to say good-by to Abbot Bassett, 
secretary of the L. A. W. It was one of those occasions when "We looks 
towards you and we likewise bows." And sure enough there on the back 
cover of the menu card was the counterfeit presentiment of the secretary 
with a glass of something colored and supposed to be saying the famous 
greeting. It was an extremely graceful compliment given the departing 
official by the Bicycling World and those who were bidden to the feast 
were the men who have made national and local cycling history. 

President E. C. Hodges, of the Wheelman Company, originated the 
idea and presided at the table. At his right sat the guest of the evening, 
and at his left Col. A. A. Pope. Others present as guests of the World 
were: Col. B. J. Lovell; S. T. Williams, president of the Boston A. C. C; 
A. O. Very, of the Warwick Cycle Co.; H. W. Robinson, of the National 
Racing Board; J. J. Fecitt, of the Union company; D. E. Miller, vice-consul 
of the Massachusetts division; Sterling Elliott, of Good Road* ; C. G. Per- 

The colonel then gave a brief review of the history of the wheel in this 
country, and swung round to the good roads question at which Sterling 
Elliott pricked up his ears. 

One statement of interest he made was, that the working man could get 
a first-rate wheel for 830 and save his car-fares living in some suburban 
place. He said that the wheel was not even yet at its highest point of 
development, and that he had no doubt that wheels produced next year 
would have many advantages over the models of this year. Colonel Pope 
was followed by Vice-Consul D. E. Miller, Colonel Lovell, and J. S. Dean. 

After Mr. Dean had lL-ished, Mr. Hodges introduced Mr. Bassett and 
before the secretary was allowed to begin, three rousing cheers were given, 
and a tiger was tacked on to the end. Mr. Bassett rose with tears in his 
eyes, and spoke with difficulty as follows: "When it became a settled fact 
that I should go to Chicago, I thought of the time when I must say good-by 
to my friends. But now standing face to face with my friends and with 
heart beating to heart, it is a very difficult task, much greater than I had 
any idea it would be. I am confused with embarrassment, and there is a 
frog of leviathan proportions in my throat. In 1881 I came into the cycling 
life of Boston at the behest of the Bicycling World. And now, thirteen 
years later, I am going out of that world in the sunshine of ks generous 

The Referee — Well boys, Eve heard -your protest, but if you are going to argue the matter I'' 11 have to leave 

cival, Boston Journal ; J. C. Kerrison, Boston Herald ; George L. Sullivan, 
Boston Globe ; A. R. Keltie, president of the Roxbury Bicycle Club; D. T. 
Morine, president of the Union Bicycle Club; H. L. Perkins, chief consul of 
Rhode Island; J. S. Dean, ex-president of the Boston A. A. A ; C. C. Mor- 
gan, Overman company; F. S. Williams, president of the Newton Bicycle 
Club; G. W. Compton, second president of the Charlestown Rovers; A. J. 
Barrow, president of the Medford Cycle Club; F. S. McCausland, Jr., secre- 
tary of the Boston A. C. C; A. W. Robinson, chairman of the division tour- 
ing committee; A. K. Peck, Boston Post ; E. J. Tippett, president of the 
Massachusetts Bicycle Club, and last, but by no means least, "Happy Days" 
Pitman, the veteran. The Bicycling World staff present were C. W. 
Fourdrinier, Henry Crowther, Robert Bruce, and C. E. Cartwright. 

The first speaker of the evening was Col. A. A. Pope, who spoke in 
part as follows: "I am glad to be here as a friend of Abbot Bassett's. And 
perhaps I am the oldest friend he has here tonight. I am sorry to know 
that he has to leave the puritanical city of Boston to go to that very wicked 
city of Chicago. But I see that he has shaved off his whiskers so that he 
may be like the dwellers there and have more cheek. He is an honest, 
upright, noble man, and it is better to say that of him than to say that he is 
rich. Honesty is more than riches. I am glad to see his face. I shall be 
glad to see it in Chicago when I go there, and I hope that it may not be 
very long before he shall be back again with us here." 

'And it is a glorious world, too. The memories of Cottage City, Hart- 
ford, Springfield, and our own Boston, are the ever green ones which I 
shall cherish in my old age. The friends I have formed in cycling circles 
are men whom it is an honor to know and respect. If I never had an ambi- 
tion, I shall have one now, and that ambition shall be to get back to God's 
country. I can not say all that I want to or wish I might. I can only say 
fare you well." 

S.T.Williams, president of the Boston A. C. C, then presented Mr. 
Bassett with a case of valuable silver in behalf of the organization which he 
represents. He said that ever since the first time he ever saw Mr. Bassett, 
he had always throught him a kind, nice fatherly old gentleman. The silver 
was given him in appreciation of his ability, his honesty, and his integrity. 

Mr. Sterling Elliott wound up the speechmaking with an original poem. 

Frank T. Fowler, of the Hill Cycle Co., leaves for Denver this week. 
After the League meet he will continue on to the Pacific coast. He will be 
gone for at least three weeks. 

M. F. Dirnberger took charge of the Sterling team at Chicago and 
will manage it for the rest of the season. Mike is looking well after his 
severe illness, although his leg is still troubling him. He has given up all 
ideas of racing this year. 





ARGE crowds at bicycle races 
in Chicago are exceptionally 
scarce, but by dint of hard 
work and plenty of adveriisr 
ing the promoters of the 
Chicago meet last Thursday, 
Friday, and Saturday, suc- 
ceeded in drawing a good at- 
tendance. There were plenty 
of attractions to induce the 
peopletocome. All of the Class B menwerehere with the exception of John- 
son, who had gone to Minneapolis to rest up from his Toledo fall. Sanger 
disappointed every one. He only rode in one race— the half-mile open on 
Thursday — and then went to Milwaukee. Sanger was sick, though, but 
some of the Chicago dailies would not believe it and "roasted" the big 
Milwaukeean for his alleged grumpiness. But the promoters of the meet 
managed to get along very well without him. Bliss and Titus were the 
idols of the meet and every time they appeared they were heartily cheered. 
The fine riding of the New Yorker made a lasting impression on the 
Chicagoans and Fred J. will always receive a warm reception in the windy 
city. Bliss has always been a hero in his home city and when the midget 
had two Dad falls on Saturday and then came out and rode an exhibition 
half mile in :.58'/5 he made 

A Very Decided Hit. 
A. B. Goehler, the Class A man who broke Lumsden's five-mile competi- 
tion record, made his debut into Class B at this meet as a member of the 
Columbia team. He did not do anything, though, running second in the 
consolation race for the parrot. Goehler is a tall, lanky chap, who is 
awkward in appearance while walking, but who has a very neat action on 
the wheel. Tom Cooper, of Detroit, who was one of the best A men in 
the country, was forced into B by Raymond. He rides very strongly and 
after he has ridden a while with the crack-a-jacks will be able to do some- 

The Class B races were all close and exciting and the way the field 
would sweep down the stretch with handle-bars touching, while going at 
top speed, was a revelation to the spectators, who wondered why men 
would take such chances for a few diamonds. There were three or four 
bad spills, and in consequence Bliss, Cabanne, Taxis, and Burt are nursing 
their bruises. Then two new state records were put up that would be hard 
to beat. Bliss' half mile in :58 V* and Titus' mile in 2:02 will stand as record 
for some time to come. 

Another Feature of the Meet 
was the trials for the unpaced mile record. One would think that it would 
be uninteresting to see a man ride around the track alone, but the Chi- 
cagoans did not seem to think so, for they cheered every contestant. Their 
loud demands for each man's time showed the interest this race aroused. 

This meet brought out a new star in Class A in Arthur Gardner, of the 
Columbia Wheelmen, a man who 
was supposed to be a road rider 
only. Seldom has one man made 
the record he did. Starting in ten 
races he won nine of them and ran 
third in the other. He was a sur- 
prise and one that the other Class 
A men did not relish in the least. 
Gardner's training on the road 
stood him in good stead, for he 
could go out and set all the pace 
and then sprint away from the 
others with a Zimmerman-like 
ease. He disposed of Cy Davis, 
his most dreaded competitor, this 
way in 'he finals. On Friday 
Davis started in the two-mile open 
with Gardner and the latter imme- 
diately hit up the pace and pulled 
all the sprint out of the C. C. C. 
man. Gardner, it will be remem- 
bered, won third time prize in the 
Chicago road race, after breaking 
down twice. He has participated 
in all of the principal road events 
of the year, but failed to make 
much of a showing. He has already been approached by several manu- 

facturers and it is likely that he will soon be on a team, following the 


The hustling abilities of the Chicago management were clearly shown 
on Thursday when thirty-six heats were run off in 3 hours and 10 
minutes. The fields were all large and the racing very exciting. A fair 
crowd of people turned out and those who did come were lucky enough to 
see Sanger ride, a treat that was denied the spectators on Friday and Sat- 
urday. The big fellow was ill and it was only after much persuasion that 
he was induced to ride at all. Then he regards Chicago as his hoodoo. 
When he rode at the Washington Park meet two years ago he fell and was 
badly cut up. At the international meet last year he plowed up the track 
in the first race he rode in. He was afraid that he would receive a similar 
dose this year. 

Sanger's Only Race 

was in the second heat of the half-mile open. He got a poor position at the 
start and was in a pocket the first time around. He was forced to drop 
back and go around the bunch. After a hard sprint he managed to run 
into second place, C. M. Murphy winning the heat. Kennedy was third. 
The first heat of this race was won by Taylor, Bald running second and 
Githens third. Tom Cooper rode his first B race in the third heat and 
finished third to Taxis and MacDonald. 

The first heat of the B mile handicap was a good race. Titus was on 
scratch, with Bald, Kennedy, Maddox, the Murphys, Goehler and Levy 
ahead of him. He soon caught his field and romped home an easy winner 
in 2:20%. 

Bliss rode in three races. He rode first in the mile handicap. He 
caught the first bunch and loafed. In the meantime Burt, Dodson, and 
Leacock were plugging along in front. On the second lap Goehler started 
out after the leaders. None of the back-mark men would go after him and 
so Bliss didn't qualify. In the mile open Bliss was third in his heat, which 
was won by Cabanne. In the quarter-mile open "Pinky" was content to 
follow Tom Cooper, his team mate, in. 

The Class A events were all good. Cy Davis qualified in everything in 
which he started, as did Gardner. 


Undoubtedly the attempts on Sanger's unpaced mile brought out the 
large attendance at the second day of the meet. This event was something 
new and novel in the way of races, and the people wanted to see it. It was 
certainly exciting and kept the spectators on the tip-toe of excitement. The 
race was postponed to the last on the programme, in hopes that the heavy 
wind would die down and give the riders a fighting chance to beat Sanger's 
time. It was about 5 o'clock when the attack on Father Time began. Tom 
Cooper was the first man to try. He started out strongly, and did the first 
third in :44 2 's. Cooper rode pluckily, and did 2:24, finishing quite strong. 
Then Cabanne, the St. Louis brunette, had a shy at the record. He started 
strong and promised to do well, but the wind was blowing great guns, and 
the St. Louisan had a hard time to finish in 2:19 2 s. Maddox, of Asbury 
Park, was the surprise in this event. He was known to be a strong rider, 
but the way he rode his mile opened some people's eyes. He did not try 
to sprint his first lap, as did some of the others. In fact, his first third was 
one of the slowest ridden. Gradually warming the pace he finished the 
mile strong in 2:15. Charley Murphy could do no better than 2:22 2 s, while 
Bald was a great disappointment, his time being 2:24. Ellithorpe, the 
Peachton lad, who 

Rode Rings Around Githens, 

in May, was suffering from a swollen ankle, but did 2:21. 

The spectators became more and more excited as Maddox's record still 
survived. They cheered Titus when he came out for his attempt, and the 
New Yorker responded with a smile. He had ridden a practice mile in 2:14 
on the track, and he felt confident of beating Maddox's time. With a strong 
steady stroke he defied the wind and cut the figures down to 2:14 2 &. These 
figures were too much for Graves and Goehler, who did 2:22% and 2:19 4ii , 
respectively. It was announced that the men could have another trial 
the next day. Following are the results with the fractional times: 





F. J. Titus 

:42V 5 
:4rt ] r, 

M \ 5 


1:27 Vs 

2:142 6 

H. H. Maddox.. 


L. D. Cabanne.. 

2:192 5 

A. B. Goehler _ .. 


G. H. Ellithorpe 


F.Graves _ 

2:22 = 5 

C. M. Murphy 

2:22 V> 


E. C. Bald 



The Other Races 

could not have been better, for the men rode with a vim and a dash that 
roused the audience to the highest pitch of enthusiasm. There was con- 
siderable "kicking" because Sanger would not ride, but the big fellow sat 
in the grind stand and explained the fine points of racing to a very pretty 
girl. Of course, the novice was the first race on the programme, and to the 
surprise of all Charley Hageman won it in a hot finish. Hageman has rid- 
den a wheel for eight years, and this is his first win on the track. 

You could tell by the way the crowd cheered that Bliss was in the next 
race. The "pink 'un" came out quietly for the third-mile open, and at the 
pistol played for position, and got it. He hung on to A. I. Brown, as the 



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Clevelander went to the fore. Brown led into the straight, and then a flash 
of pink shot by, and Bliss was off for home. EdcMe Bald gave a vain pur- 
suit, but was a length to the bad at the tape. It was necessary to run the 
half-mile handicap in heats, and quite a field turned out. Bald won his heat 
from the 10-yard mark; Cooper, 20 yards; Kennedy, 15 yards, and Maddox, 
45 yards, also qualifying. R. J. Leacock, 85 yards, was yards ahead at the 
finish of the second heat, with MacDonald, Taylor, and Lumsden right after 
him. Bliss qualified in the third heat, won by Steele. Burt and Ballard 
were also lucky. 

Bliss Stayed Out of the Final, 
which was a very hotly contested race. Leacock tried to repeat the same 
tactics that he adopted in his heat, and for a time it looked as if he would 
be successful. But big Burt, of Kansas, with little Steele, of Chicago, hang- 
ing on, caught him on the last turn. Instead of keeping on, Burt and Steele 
stopped to rest and the back-mark men caught them. It was a pretty finish. 
The men were almost abreast, Bald coming up on the outside. MacDonald 
just managed to catch the judges' eyes. Kennedy was at first given second 
place, but the decision was reversed, and the place given to Bald, the virtual 
scratchman. Kennedy as third, and Steele fourth. 

The Last Class B Event 
was the mile handicap, with ten starters. Leacock, of St. Louis, who is 
underestimated by the handicapper, was on 160 yards, and he didn't let 
grass grow under his feet at the start. He set a hot clip and held it. The 
others were soon bunched and no one wanted to set pace. The St. Louis 
rider pursued the even tenor of his way, and crossed the tape an easy winner. 
Maddox outsprinted the others for second, Titus being unable to get 
through. In this race Bald ran off 
the track on the turn, and while 
trying to get back on caused Levy 
to fall. Neither was hurt. 

In Class A Gardner reigned su- 
preme. He started the ball to roll- 
ing in the two-mile open. A 5- 
minute time limit was put on the 
race and Gardner set the pace to 
get inside of it. With the ex- 
ception of one lap which Bain- 
bridge took, Gardner set all the 
pace. Emerson jumped the bunch 
in the backstretch, but Gardner 
caught him and beat him handily. 
Davis was in this race, but the pace 
had been too hot for him and he 
was unable to finish better than 
fifth. In the mile open Van de 
Sandes slipped by the crowd on 
the backstretch and won out from 
Anderson. Gardner was also in 
this race, but finished third. He 
had 140 yards in the milehandicap 
and won it by fifteen yards. He 
also won the two-mile lap race, in 
which he led at every lap save one, 
in which he let Bainbridge, his 
clubmate, win to get third place. 
G. E. Bicker won the third-mile 
open in a blanket finish from An- 
derson; Davis being third. 

Third-mile open, Class B. — j. P. Bliss, 
first; E. C. Bald, second; A. I. Brown, 
third; W. W. Taxis, fourth. Time, :45. 
Also ran. Taylor, Githens, Kennedy, C. M. Murphy and MacDonald. 

Two-mile open, Class A.— A. Gardner, first; G. L. Emerson, second; J. Skelton, 
third: W. L. Swindeman, fourth; C. W. Davis, fifth. Time, 5:01%. 

Half-mile handicap, Class B. first heat.— E. C. Bald, 10 yards, first; T. Coopei, Detroit, 
20 yards, second; A. D. Kennedy. 15 yards, third; H. H. Maddox, 15 yards, fourth. Time, 
1:05 Vs. 

Second heat. — R. J. Leacock. S5 yards, first; R. MacDonald, 25 yards second; G. F. 
Taylor, 20 yards, third; A. E. Lumsden, 25 yards, fourth. Time, 1:02%. 

Third heat.— Gus Steele. 50 yards, first; M. H. Buit, 55 yards, second; E. W. Ballard, 
25 yards, third; J. P. Bliss, scratch, fourth. Time. 1:02%. 

Final heat— Ray MacDonald, 25 yards, first; E. C. Bald, 10 yards, second; A D. Ken- 
nedy, 15 yards, third: Gus Steele, 50 yards, fourth. Time, 1:02. 

One-mile open. Class A.— F. C. Van de Sandes. first; W. J. Anderson, second; A. 
Gardner, third; C \V. Davis, fourth. Time, 2:43. 

One-mile handicap, Class A.— A. Gardiner. 14u yards, fiist; J. Skelton, 100 yards, sec- 
ond; J. J. Bezenek. 90 yards, third; W. L. Swindeman, 120 yards, fourth. Time, 2:16. 

Third-mile, Class A. — G. E. Bicker, first; W J. Anderson, second; C. W. Davis, third; 
C. G. Sinsabaugh. fourth. Time, :50' 

One-mile handicap. Class B.— R. J. Leacock, St. Louis, 160 yards, first: H. H. Maddox. 
90 yards, second; W. F. Murphy. 75 yard, third; F. J. Titus, scratch, fourth; Ray MacDon- 
alr}, 60 yards, fifth; A. B. Goehler. 55 yards, sixth, time, 2:18%. 

Two-mile lap race. Class A.— A. Gardner. IS points, first; J. J. Bezenek, 5 points, sec- 
ond; W. Bainbridge. 4 points, third. Time, 5:081 

Cue-mile unpaced — F. J. Titus, 2:14 2 s, first; H. H. Maddox, 2:15, second; L D. 
Cabanne, St. Louis, 2:19%, third; A. B. Goehler, Buffalo, 2:10' s. fourth. 


The finest handicap ever run in Chicago was the one-mile, Class B, on 
Saturday, and Maddox deserves a good deal of credit for his fine win. Lea- 
cock was again the limit man and started from the 160-yard mark. Titus 
was on scratch and by sprinting caught the tail end of the bunch. Cabanne 

The Detroit Rambler Team, 




was setting pace and he did not seem over-anxious to catch his fellow- 
townsman, who was improving his opportunity and was sprinting hard. On i 
the second lap Ballard left the bunch and started to catch Leacock. The 
effort was too much and he dropped at the bell. Here Maddox made his 
attempt and he gained from the start. Right at the tape he nipped his 
man and won the best race of the meet. The others finished about twenty- 
five yards behind him, Cabanne winning out for third place. Titus, seeing 
that he could not win, finished easily in the ruck. His time from scratch 
was 2:16' s. 

The first Class B event of the day resulted in a win for Cabanne, and it 
was a good one, too. It was the half-mile open, with eight starters. The 
pace was hot from the start, and the men were all together coming into the 
stretch. Cabanne had the pole, and he held it all the way down the stretch, , 
beating Bald out in fine shape. Charley Murphy was third. , The mile open 
was marked by two bad falls, in which Bliss, Burt, Cabanne, and Taxis 
suffered. Burt took the pace at the start, and for two-thirds he made it 
very hot. Bliss was on the big Kansan's rear wheel, and he stuck there like 
a leech. At the bell Burt began to weaken, and, going into the first turn, he 
fell, and was considerably shaken up. The others continued their sprint, and 
just going into the backstretch Bliss' wheel broke, and the Chicago favorite 
went down, Cabanne and Taxis following him. Bald rode over Bliss' legs. 
The race was 

A Hollow Victory for Kennedy, 

who easily staved off Taylor's rush. Bald was thrown out of his stride by 
the fall, and finished third. When the fallen men were picked up it was 
found that Bliss had lost considerable cuticle, while Cabanne was scraped 

about the shoulders and legs. Taxis' 
left arm was sprained. 

Although swathed in bandages, 
Bliss came out for the next race, 
the quarter-mile open. There were 
seven starters in this. Bald had 
the pole, with Githens, Bliss, Tay- 
lor, C. M. Murphy, A. I. Brown, 
and Cooper lined up alongside. 
Cooper shot down from the top (of 
the bank and got the pole, with 
Bliss trailing him. Coming into 
the stretch Bliss made his effort 
and came up alongside of Cooper. 
At the training quarters his wheel 
broke, and down he went. He rolled 
over several times and seemed 
badly hurt. A woman in the grand 
stand fainted, and for a few mo- 
ments pandemonium reigned. But 
Bliss luckily escaped, although 
severely bruised. Cooper had 
enough left up his sleeve to beat 
Murphv out. 

After two Class A events had 
been run Bliss came out to ride an 
exhibition half mile. Lumsden 
and Githens were on a tandem to 
pace him, and at the word they 
made a fine start. Bliss' front wheel 
was about four inches behind the 
rear wheel of the tandem and there 
it stuck, the little one holding his 
position as if he had been tied there. 
The tandem held the turns easily 
and the fastest half mile ever rid- 
den in Illinois was reeled off. At the finish Bliss 

Tried to Pass His Pacemakers, 
but his two falls were too much for him. He finished in :58' 3 , within 3 •« 
seconds of Johnson's record. 

Titus then came out for an exhibition mile. W. F. Murphy and A. D. " 
Kennedy on a tandem took him the first half, setting a beautiful pace to the 
time of 1:01. At the half MacDonald was waiting. He was slow to get 
under way and every one thought that he would fail to connect; but the 
New Yorker made a neat pick-up, jumping into his stride in a dozen yards, 
Titus not losing a bit of time. Murphy, who was to bring Thus home, 
failed to catch the gait and MacDonald was forced to continue another lap. 
Titus started out for himself and finished in 2:02; state record. 

Then Cabanne, C. M. Murphy and Maddox had another try for Titus' 
unpaced record. Cabanne did the third in :43%, the two-thirds in 1:29' -, 
and the mile in 2:20. Murphy's times were: third, :43" 5 ; two-thirds, 1:27 ; 
one mile, 2:16' s. Maddox: third, :41 2 s; two-thirds, 1 :27-- ; mile, 2:1V . 

Ballard, Goehler, and Graves were the only men to come out for the 
consolation race. The famous query 

"Who Gets the Parrot?" 

was finally settled by Ballard winning the race easily from Goehler; Graves, 
who set the pace, being a bad third. The Class A consolation for the 
monkey was won by G. A. Maxwell, of Wichita, Kas. 

Then the aspiring Class A men imitated their faster brothers in B and 
tried for the unpaced mile with the following results: 








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A. Gardner 

H. R. Upp 

A. P. Peck____ 

C. V. Dasey 

G. A. Maxwell 

C. G. Sinsabaugh 

F. S. Reeves 

C. D. Cutting 

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Gardner Was Again the Hero 

in the Class A events, winning every one of them. He gathered in the 
quarter, the two-thirds mile open, the mile open, the three-mile lap race 
and the two-mile handicap. And to cap the climax he walked off with the 

Three-mile lap race.— A. Gardner, 22 points, first; W. Bainbridge, 12 points, second; 
C. V. Dasey, 10 points, third. Time, 7:45. 

One-mile handicap, Class B.— H. H. Maddox, 60 yards, first; P. J. Leacock, 160 yards, 
second; L. D. Cabanne, 20 yards, third; H. A. Githens, 30 yards, fourth; A. E. Lumsden, 50 
yards, fifth. Time, 2:14 4 i> . 

Two-mile handicap, Class A.— A. Gardner, 250 yards, first; J. J. Bezenek, 180 yards, 
second; A. P. Peck, third; E. S. Church, fourth. Time. 4:43' s . 

One-mile consolation, Class B.— E. W. Ballard, first; A. B. Goehler, second; F. C. 
Graves, third. Time, 2:55%. 

One-mile consolation, Class A.— G. A. Maxwell, first; F. S. Reeves, second; W. P 
Jones, third. Time, 2:40% . 


L. D. Cabanne, the St. Louis rider, scored a decided success at Toledo 
and Indianapolis for a new rider, which he comparatively is. Cabanne 


E. C. Bald. 
Trainer Green. 
W. F. Murphy. 

The Columbia Team. 
"Jack Napoleon." 
M. L. Bridgeman (Manager). 
A. B. Goehler. 

Ray MacDonald. 

Asa Windle. 
W. J. Edwards. 

unpaced mile. Gardner's hard work on the road stood him in good stead, 
for his sprint was as strong at the finish as it was at the end. None of the 
other Chicago riders could come anywhere near him. 


Half-mile open, Class B.— L. D. Cabanne, first; E. C. Bald, second; C. M. Murphy, 
third. Time, 1:10. 

Two-thirds-mile open, Class A.— A. Gardner, first; F. C. Van de Sandes, second; C. W. 
Davis, third. Time, 1:36%. 

Quarter-mile open, Class A.— A. Gardner, first; W. S. Ruby, second; W. J. Anderson, 
third; C. W. Davis, fourth. Time, 1:36%. 

One-mile open, Class B— A. D. Kennedy, first; G. F. Taylor, second; E. C. Bald, third 
Time, 2:20%. 

One-mile open, Class A.— A. Gardner, first; G. L. Emerson, second; H. R. Upp. third 
Time, 2:25. 

Quarter-mile open— Tom Cooper, first; C. M. Murphy, second; G. F. Taylor, third; 
A. I.Brown, fourth; E.C. Bald, fifth. Time, :32%. 

scored in every race within the first five. He never quit and showed a sur- 
prising ability to play the game just as others played it. When others, and 
veterans at the game, cut him off, he cut some one else off to regain his lost 
position. He played fair, that is, as fair as can be in these days of desper- 
ate, neck-breaking races. Veterans on the path say bicycle racing today is 
a game of head work and the smart man with a fair turn of speed wins the 
race. Cabanne had the speed and also the head. He played the game 
with nothing to lose and all to gain. He won over older heads than his and 
also won a position. It is just such men as Cabanne that your manufacturer 
wants to ride his wheel and he is willing to pay. Not to say, mind you, that 
the racing of today is unfair, but that the riders are taking desperate 
chances. The falls are not many and the scars are generally honorable 
ones. Cabanne goes with the Cleveland team. 



Poorly Managed Meet at Milwaukee — Sanger Rides Well — Fast 
Half on a Tandem. 

Milwaukee, Wis., August 6. — One man can not run a race meet and 
especially if he be inexperienced. Milwaukee and Milwaukee's Associa- 
tion of Cycling Clubs missed the opportunity to do something grand when 
they overlooked this chance. It is not just clear, but something is rotten in 
Denmark or rather in Milwaukee. It is said that the promoters of today's 
meeting have been harassed and annoyed beyond measure by the Mil- 
waukee Wheelmen, the organization that attempts to dictate what shall 
and what shall not be done in the cycling circles of the Cream City. 
Certain it is that certain members of this very swell (?) and dictatorial club 
were so uncharitable as to "hope it would rain and spoil their old meet," 
and to advise the visiting wheelmen that "no prizes were in sight and that 

they did not think there would ever be any. I"hat the track was rotten"- 

which was no lie — and to refuse to "act as officers at their old meet." 

The Milwaukee Wheelmen may have swallowed too much of Mil- 
waukee's good beer. Hurrah! then for the Association of Cycling Clubs, 
even though there be only two clubs 
in the association that dared defy 
the right (?) of the high and mighty 
rulers (in their own mind) of cycling 

The members of the association did 

*the best they knew how. But the 

best was very poor. The prizes were 

low in value, barely over fifty dollars 

to first in Class B events. 

The Track Was Heavy 
with loose dust and unsafe for good 
work. The management was poor, the 
crowd constantly swarming over onto 
and across the track. Errors were 
made in catching positions of finish- 
ers in a few instances. The timers 
insisted on catching the actual time 
of every prize winner. 

Handicap marks were not down 
when the first handicap was called 
and members were not there when the 
first race was called. 

But one man can not do all the work 
of a great meet, and one man was 
depended on in this instance. He had 
to act as clerk of course, starter, and 
every thing else but timer and judge. 

Six thousand people saw the races, 
and it could easily have been made 
10,000, had more liberal advertising 
been done. But how the crowd did 

Welcome Walter C. Sanger. 
It was a repetition in a minor way of 
his triumph of last season upon his 
return from England. It will be re- 
membered that Sanger, on that occa- 
sion, in the first race won at home did 
the most 

Sensational Mile Handicap 
performance that was ever seen, clip- 
ping 5 seconds clean from the mile 
competitive record. He went from 
scratch on that occasion round the 
National Park track out in the center 
twice and won by fifty yards in 2:09 4 - 5 . 
Today's races were held on the same 
track, but it was in no such shape as 
then. Sanger rode only because it was his home, 
his Chicago experience with "Adam's ale," and 
track at all. Yet he won, and won handily, the 


into third, but six inches intervening. The time was 2:15, the best competi- 
tive performance of the day. 

Kennedy looked a winner all over after the two-mile handicap field had 
become bunched. But Brown, L. C. Johnson and Goetz, all of Cleveland, 
rounded into the straight neck and neck and in front of Kennedy. As he 
would not be able to go out in the ruck and pass the three, Kennedy sat up 
and Cleveland won one, two and three, six inches apart. 

The rejuvenation of this track from a farm yard to a track was not 
completed. But the referee, clerk of course, starter and every thing else 
could not do everything. 


One-mile open, Class B.— Sanger, first; E. C. Johnson, second; A. D. Kennedy, third; 
F.J. Titus, fourth; L. D. Cabanne, fifth. Time, 2:38. 

Half-mi'e open. Class B.— \V. C. Sanger, hist; C. M. Murphy, second; A. D. Kennedy, 
third; Ray MacDonald. fourth; L. D. Cabanne. fifth: R. F. Goetz, sixth. Time, 1:09. 

One-mile, Class A, 2:30 class.— C. T. Williams, Erie, Pa!, first; \V. F. Sanger, second; 
W. Howe, third. Time, 2:2T/ 2 . 

One-mile handicap, Class B.— E. C. Johnson, 65 yards, first; L. C. Johnson, 65 yards, 
second; F. J. Titus, scratch, third; A. B Goehler, 60 yaids, fourth. Time, 2:15. 

Two-mile handicap. Class B — A. I. Brown, 160 yards, first; L. C. Johnson, ISO yaids, 
second; R. F. Goetz, 155 yards; third. Time. 5:22. 

Five-mile handicap, Class A. — H. Crocker, 
50 yards, first; J. F. Reitzner, 25 yards, sec- 
ond; W. F. Sanger, 110 yards, third; E. A. 
Clifford, 75 yards, fourth; Anton Stoltz, 175' 
yards, filth. Time, 13:20. 

A. I. Brown and L. O. Cabanne rode a halt 
mile on a tandem irw59 seconds. 

H. H. Maddox. 


was still sick from 
no business on the 
open and half mile 
open contests, playing and winning both in good style. Probably the best 
performance of the day was the ride of Cabanne and Brown on a tandem, 
a half mile in :58. The time was really less, and this was the first time the 
pair ever rode together. 

Titus was not allowed to ride on the tandem with Cabanne as was first 
intended, owing to Manager Canary's protest not being allowed. 

This protest was entered after the mile handicap. Titus started in this 
race from scratch. Cabanne had 25 yards. Cabanne was a mass of sores 
from his fall at Chicago, but rode finely in several events of the day. Titus 
rode the first quarter at a record clip, jumped into and through the bunch 
and led near the three-quarters. E. C. Johnson passed by at this point and 
took the pole. L. C. Johnson, a brother of E. C, came up on the outside 
and in his fight to beat his brother unintentionally closed 

Titus in a Pocket 
from which he found it impossible to extricate himself. Titus was forced 
to take second two feet back of Johnson and L. C. Johnson pressed close 


Louisville, Ky.,August7. — How- 
ard Jefferis will attempt to regain his 
lost laurels by riding for the Louisville 
boulevard record, on next Thursday 
night if the weather is favorable, for 
a 24-hour ride. He is in condition, 
having trained for three weeks stead- 
ily, the course is in good shape, and 
the only thing needed is good weather. 
He will have his course surveyed, 
and will have two competent checkers 
and timers on hand well 
as a number of pacers, which he 
lacked at the time he made his first 

Mr. Raymond will have another 
chance with his ax, if he decides the 
following question put to him this 
week, in the affirmative: "If a party, 
not a member of the Kentucky divis- 
ion enters a division championship 
race, and does not start in the race, is 
he liable for punishment for false 
entry?" The winner of the race in 
which this happened was suspended 
thirty days for false entry in this race 
— not being a member of the division 
— the question is: Does the fact of 
the starting make ^the false entry or 
not? The party in question entered 
his name in proper form, for it ap- 
pears in theorficial programme in sev- 
eral places, but he did not start in the 
division championships, whether from 
knowledge of ineligibility or not is 
not known, but Cartwright's friends 
claimed that he sinned as much by 
entering and not starting as he would 
have done by starting and winning 
the race. 
The track question is still attracting attention, and another meeting 
was held last Sunday to endeavor to raise subscriptions to build the grand 
stand. Although written requests were sent to many riders, and every 
local paper published notices of the meeting, not over seventy-five wheel- 
men put in an appearance. What was lacking in numbers was made up in 
enthusiasm of those present. The promoter has now promised to subscribe 
$1,000, and to build a track, second only to the famous Waltham track, if 
the cyclers will raise $3,000. As it is claimed that there are 4,000 wheelmen 
here it would be a very decided shame if that number of men could not 
raise $8,000. From past experience, however, those in charge of the affairs 
wiil have a job that will not be envied by any one; the undertaking is a 
stupendous one. 

The club fever has also reached here; two clubs were organized last 
week, making seven in all. There is no rivalry between any of them, and 
therefore the membership is not likely to be very large. The first club 
organized in the city, the Louisville Cycle Club, still has the largest 
membership. The Y. M. C. A. is next, and the Ogallallas third. A little 
more snap and a couple of injections of tobasco are needed in each one of 
them to stir up the interest of the members in their clubs. 

Asbury Park. N. J., on a Sterling. 

A canvass of the Louisville agents shows a unanimous indorsement of 
the cycle show in Chicago, and every one of them will be in attendance 
during the week it is held. None of them will be able to visit the New 
York show. 

The expected race for the local championship between Tom Jefferis 
and Hugh Caperton is off for the present year for two reasons: Jefferis is 
suffering with an affection of the heart muscles, which will prevent him 
from racing any more during the present season. Even if he was able, he 
could not enter a race with Caperton on account of the hitter's suspension 
for foul racing. He was suspended from July 28 to January 1, 1895. 



The annual century run of the Century Road Club of America over the 
Elgin-Aurora course last Sunday was a success, and out of 175 starters, 132 
finished. The day was hot, and the road dusty, but this did not hurt the 
attendance. Of course there was scorching on the run, their being consid- 
erable rivalry as to who would make the best time. J. F. Gunther, of the 
Lincoln C. C, had the most endurance, and he finished in good condition in 
the rattling time of 6:50:00, breaking the course record of 7:13:00, held by 
Emil Ulbricht. The ride of Gunther's was a most meritorious one, as the 
roads were not in the best of condition for making time. Two others, J. F. 
Swarthout, and F. H. Stanwood, also got under the record. 

There were several ladies on the century. Miss Annice Porter tried to 
lower her record of 8:18:00, but was 2 minutes to the bad. Miss Hettie 
Bicker, Miss Porter's rival, did not ride. Among the other ladies who par- 
ticipated were: Misses Lillian Swarr, Lizzie Hegerty, and Lucy Porter, and 
Mesdames Geo. Bunker, C. M. Fairchild, J. M. Kelly, and C. C. Palmer. The 
following is a list of those who finished, with their times: 

Rider Time. Rider. Time. Rider. Time. 

I F Gunther 6:50 H. St. Clair __10:32 Fred Gordon __.. 11:43 

j! F. Swarthout. .. ..7:03 F.C.Peterson 10:32 A. C. McDamel .. ...12:58 

F H. Stanwood 7:10 

H. F. Searle 7:18 

A. 1 J . Peck... 7:48 

Harry Geer 8:01 

M.H. Bentley 8:03 

Annice Porter 8:22 

0. F. Bohman 7:3b 

F. A. Rogers 8:52 

George lhompson 8:21 

F W. Michener... 9:08 

C.Tronvig 8:10 

C. E. Engstrom 9:20 

Hart Hansen 8:10 

P. E. C. Peter 8:54 

M F. Dornbush 8:32 

Dr. C. W.Baker. 9.30 

II M.Taylor.- - 9:33 

C. K. Napier 9:43 

M. E. Griswold 9:52 

J V. Bursik - 9:09 

vV. H.Newby 9:57 

E. P. Filbeck 9:59 

George H. Hull 10:00 

J. M. Arens 10:08 

C. W. Assman 10:08 

1 W. Baker 10:10 

T. Solum 10:17 

E. Urban 10:17 

C. K.Curtiss 10.05 

H.Benson 9:31 

F. C. Brightly 10:29 

Lillian Swarr 10:42 

F.J. Hinkley 10.42 

D. L. Burnside 10:42 

D. S.Gillispie 10:51 

W. M. Roden 10:00 

E. Thomas. 10:27 

1. P. Hinkley 10:53 

vV. C. Hinkley 10:5$ 

Lizzie Hegerty 10:49 

I E. Parker 11:09 

A. C. Johnson 11:10 

George Alexander 9:51 

R. L. Blevins.. 10:34 

G. Langdon 10:30 

Mrs. Geo. Bunker 10:37 

George Bunker 10:37 

E. C. Christensen 9:19 

H. P. Walden .10:10 

L. W. Anderson.. 10:13 

J. H. R. Bond 10:13 

C. B. Vandycke— 11:25 

C. M. Fairchild .11:26 

Mrs. C. M. P'airchild 11:26 

Mrs. J. M. Kelly 11:26 

H. R. Huntingdon 11:04 

E. A. Munn 11:24 

E. Felsenthal 11:30 

F. A. Schmid ..11:38 

O. D. Ortom 11:38 

J. B. McFarland 11:15 

C. W.Shattuck... 11:15 

W. F. Hoeft 12:01 

P. Gassen ...12:01 

H.C. Prior 11:16 

H. Goetz 11:16 

H. A. Stowell 11:56 

S. Zieger.... 12:15 

W.S. Kaehler 12:18 

G. L. Israel 12:18 

C. Blankenheim 12:26 

C.J. Fogarty. 12:22 

J. R. McCuchen 11:35 

W. M. Leith....: 12:46 

R. R.Phelps 12:57 

J. A, Siuger 1253 

D. E. P. Hamilton 12:51 

C. C. Palmer 12:20 

Mrs. C, C. Palmer 12:20 

J. A. La Court ..12:17 

CD. Stephau 12:24 

H. W. Church 12:36 

VV. H. Hershberger 12:52 

H. C. Simons 12:28 

L. E.Whitney 11:46 

Philip Cullman 11:47 

Harry A. Klebo 13:16 

E. W. Grow 12:58 

B. K. Johnson 13:44 

L.J. McKee 11:58 

L. L. Quinn 13:25 

A. D. Anderson 12:55 

A. A. Sumdell 12:54 

E.J. Porter 13.07 

Lucy Porter 13:07 

C.F.Blake.-.. ...13:07 

C. M. Hurst 12:59 

B.J. Shockley 12:59 

A. VV. Larson..., 13:02 

C.J. Anderson 13:21 

A. Dooley 1337 

J. W. Douglas 13:09 

E. C. Douglas 13:07 

J. G. Hubbard 13.00 

Albert Douglas 13:02 

H. V. Harwell 12:23 

W. S. Brennan .13:28 

R. McWhirter 13:28 

J. Plant 14:03 

J. C. Buckley 13:43 

E. A. Hoeft 13:23 

Chas. Elenbugen ...12:58 

Geo. E. McGoon 14:20 

E. C, D. Touch 13:13 

A. Hayden Rich.. 13:37 

H. S. Lewis 14:24 

W. J. McGoon 14:32 

F. F. Wilcox 15:05 

W. F. Miller ....13:25 

G. H. Kolkabeck 13:27 

E. P. McGoon 14:48 

H. M.Otto 14:23 

J.S. Reynolds 14:47 

J. R. Page 14:47 

H. P. Lewis 15:16 

J. Eberle. Jr 15:37 


San Jose, Cal., July 28. — Otto Zeigler and Walter Foster, the champion 
cyclers of the coast, demonstrated to the San Jose public what they could 
have done, had cool heads predominated at the electric light meet given by 
the Garden City Cyclers last night on their four-lap track in this city. 

Both Zeigler and Foster were advertised to go against the mile records, 
and would have gone had it not been for the hot-headedness of some of the 
track officials who refused to consolidate two heats of the mile handicap, so 
that the record-breakers could have the advantage of pacemakers. 

At 10 o'clock this morning both Foster and Zeigler appeared on the 
track in readiness to make an onslaught on the coast records for one mile. 

Foster started the ball rolling by breaking the flying mile record, his 
time being 2 :07 ! ^. He was paced by members of the Rambler team, who 
learned the art of pacemaking from the eastern cracks who visited this 
coast early in the spring. Then Zeigler was sent against the mile standing 
start record which he brought down to 2:09 flat. The pacemaking through- 
out was a surprise to the spectators. Both records are official, as the required 
officials were present at the trials, and signed the necessary papers to make 
the records stand with the L. A. W. 

Otto Zeigler, Jr., Walter Foster and Charles S. Wells, of the California 
Rambler team, accompanied by their trainer, Richard Alyward, left for 
Denver this morning. They will go into faithful training at once, and 
expect to give a good account of themselves. 

New York, August 6. — The ten-mile road race of the Kings County 
Wheelmen, of Brooklyn, was contested Saturday last over the Merrick road 
near Jamaica, L. I. There were sixteen entries, of which number but 
twelve started. The strong wind blowing made fast time an impossibility. 
Despite the heavy rain in the morning the course was in fine condition. 
U. S. Paige and I. D. Phillips were the only scratch men, all the others 
being in receipt of handicaps, ranging from 45 seconds to 3 minutes. Quite 
a fair-sized crowd was in attendance. Fred Hawley, the K. C. W. captain, 
was referee. 








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I. D. Phillips 

E. F. Rau 


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A. G. Kippe. 


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To Bicycle Racers. 

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weigh 21 to 22 pounds, that we can 
guarantee for road use, and furnish 
them in peculiar color so that they 
will advertise themselves and us 
on the road and track, and will sell 
them to bonafide racers at EX- 
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purchaser has ridden at the rate of 
a mile under three minutes, and 
solicit correspondence from prom- 
ising riders. 

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550 Main St., 




we will send a sample of the 

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to any one sending us $ 1 .25 for a short time only. 

Registers 1,000 miles and repeats; all nickel; attached to the 
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weighs 214 oz., and is handsome, durable, and strong. 
Agents and Dealers should send for special prices. 


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8-31-94 Mention The Bearing;*. 


Miniature Friction Ball Chain. 

PRICE, $6.00. 

Harry Leeming was disgusted with the treatment he received at the 
hands of a cruel policeman at the Chicago meet, and after the races he 
took Taylor and Graves and started for Springfield, Mass. 


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mention The bearings 


The President of the League Says that Legislation Is Needed, and 
Needed Badly— New York News. 

New York, August 6. — President Chas. H. Luscomb returned from the 
state camp at Peekskill, N. Y., last week, as brown as the proverbial berry, 
and in excellent spirits. In a rather lengthy conversation with him, he 
expressed himself most freely on several interesting topics, the most readable 
of which were, however, "not for publication." But of the others Mr. Luscomb 
said: "In regard to whether or not I shall run for a re-election of chief 
consul for the state, I am not, as yet, ready to say. I do not wish to antag- 
onize any other candidate, for where there are more than one in the field, 
the factions are sure to be divided, some in favor of one, the remainder for 
the other, in which case the successful one is bound to have some enemies. 
It has always been my aim in life to have nothing but friends, 
and at all times, when it has seemed differently, it has been simply a 
question of justice. One thing, however, is certain, and that is, cyclists 
must have legislation; sooner or later it is bound to come, the sooner the 
better. Next fall will see several candidates of the wheelmen running for 
political offices, and if we only succeed in getting one elected, it will be the 
initial step toward what is inevitable in the future. 

"The Prejudiced Law Making 
of the country town powers must be stopped. As matters stand today, we 
will say that So-and-So's horse takes fright at the sight of a wheelman. That 
night Mr. So-and-So sits at the local tavern and tells the town board trus- 
tees how the thing happened, painting the cyclist in anything but rosy 
colors. Then the commissioners, or king-pins of the town, say: 'It must 
be stopped.' At the following meeting of the board of trustees some awful 
restrictions are placed upon the wneelmen, simply because Mr. So and-So's 
horse, having never seen a bicycle before took fright at his introduction to 
one. This is not as it should be, and the sooner some representative of the 
cycling fraternity is elected and sent to Albany to uphold the rights of his 
fellow-wheelmen, just that much sooner will a change come which will ben- 
efit the sport. 

"In regards to attending the Denver meet, I doubt very much whether 
I shall be able to go or not. My business has accumulated to such an 
extent during my week at the camp, that I am afraid it will hold me here, 
much as I want to go. One thing you might say is that in looking over one 
of the morning papers, I find my name down as one of the judges of the 
race meet. They never let me know one thing about it, neither did they 
consult my pleasure in the matter. No, I do not think Mr. Willison will 
be able to attend the meet either. As to the city where the next National 
Assembly will be held that is altogether too far off for consideration. I 
admit that at just that season of the year I am unusually busy with legal 
matters and everything else, yet that does not necessarily compel me to 
remain in the city, as for instance, last year, when I went to Louisville. 
Don't ask me whether I favor New York city or not for the next place of 
meeting, for I do not wish to be quoted on the matter. I am in great hopes 
that the 

"Springer Bill Will Become A Law 

as it has passed both the House and the Senate in Washington, and needs 
but the president's signature to go through. If such proves to be the case 
it will help the L. A. W. a great deal, because then the Bulletin can be 
sent to each individual member of the League without the subscription 
which is necessary now. Of course to have the Bulletin reach each mem- 
ber goes a great ways toward increasing interest generally. 

"Yes, it was awfully warm in the state camp, one day the thermometer 
actually registering 115 degrees in the shade. On that day it stood at 93 
degrees at 11 o'clock in the morning." 

James E. Grannis, president of the Tradesmen's National Bank, and a 
financial power of Wall street, has sent in his application for League mem- 
bership. He is an ardent advocate of cycling and is doing a great amount 
of good work among his friends for the cause. 

The twenty-five-mile road race promoted and managed by the 
Associated Cycling Clubs of New Jersey and scheduled for September 3 is 
attracting much attention hereabouts. The hard work of Carl Von 
Lengerke and A. H. Chamberlain is beginning to show itself and entries 
are coming in freely. The prize list will be most complete and will consist 
of diamonds, jewelry, bicycles, silverware, etc. The course is almost 
entirely free from hills and is vastly more desirable than the Irvington- 
Milburn road on account of there being but one turn in the entire distance, 
that being at Elizabeth, from where the riders must return to Rahway and 
finish. There will be a band of fifteen pieces in attendance and the Union 
County Roadsters will give their ninth race meet of five events immediately 
after the finish of the big race. Smith, Royce, Blauvelt, Goodman, and in 
fact all the local Class A flyers will compete in the afternoon. 

We have a "foreteller" of events in this city, who says that before 
Tyler quits his record-breaking attempts at Waltham, he will place 
The Plying Start Mile at 1:53 3-5. 

Mind you, Mr. Mindreader wishes to bet his money on the exact time, even 
to the % of a second. Time will tell how good a guesser he is. 

Charley Brown, the Elizabeth Class A man, has decided to retire for 
the remainder of the season. Such action was ordered by his physician, 
who claims that the continual strain of racing has seriously affected 
Brown's health. 

The Riverside Wheelmen, of this city, will attend the Hartford meet 

this year in a large body, going by boat up Long Island Sound to New 
Haven, from which point they will wheel to the Connecticut capitol. These 
annual excursions of the Riversides are always thoroughly enjoyable, and 
well attended. Sleep, however, is invariably out of the question. 

The special train for Denver, over the West Shore road, leaves New 
York city at 5 p. m. onFriday, the 10th inst. From all prospects the party of 
wheelmen will be larger than expected. 

Word from Buffalo tells of a proposed "dead-broke" trip awheel from 
that city to Gotham, by Messrs. Penseyres and Goskins, of the Press Cycling 
Club. The route chosen by the men will take them through Rochester, 
Syracuse, Utica, Albany, and then down the east bank of the Hudson River 
to their destination, where a large crowd of their friends will be in waiting 
for them, with several pairs of men's size sirloin steaks, etc 

One of the most promising race meets of any in this vicinity in the near 
future is the Ad-Withers tournament, to be held August 25, at Clifton, N. J., 
on the celebrated three-quarter mile track. The course will be put in rec- 
ord-breaking trim, and that some fast times will be made is an assured fact. 
At this meet F. J. Jenny, of Utica, will make 

His First Metropolitan Appearance, 
and, as he will compete against such men as Smith, Royce, Blauvelt, and all 
the others, it must necessarily follow that the meet will bean interesting one. 
Then, again, George Smith will have another attempt at G. F. Royce in the 
quarter-mile dash, the record for which distance in competition is held by 
the latter. 

Talk about "pothunters," how's this? U. S. Paige, the K. C. W. crack, 
was missed by his clubmates last Wednesday until about 9 p. m., when a 
wagon drove up to the entrance of the clubhouse on Bedford avenue, and 
a barrel of dried apples was taken off and left, labeled "U. S. Paige." About 
an hour later Paige himself turned up, loaded down with "ice water." When 
two and two had been placed together it was learned that he had attended 
the picnic of the United Retail Grocers, at Ridgewood Park, that day, where 
he had entered, and waltzed away with first prize, in the only bicycle race 
down for decision. Hence the barrel of dried apples, and hence the after 
effect of eating them on top of his load of "ice water." 

W. C. Overman, manager of the New York branch of the Overman 
Wheel Co., is ill with malarial fever. James E. Sullivan is also laid up for - 
repairs. Sullivan's trouble is erysipelas. Both will be out in good shape 

News has arrived from Ben Bettner and J. A. Neuhaus, the two cash 
prize men who showed so well last year. They are in the south, and mak- 
ing big money handling the celebrated "Jack Pot machines." Last winter 
when these two hustlers left New York for Savannah, they remarked, "Well, 
we are broke any way, and it's better to be in the south eating oranges than 
it is to remain north with nothing to digest excepting snowballs." Accord- 
ing to late reports, both of them are partaking daily of champagne and 
quail. Asa Windle says that when he left them last spring they were 
making on an average of a "century" per day. 


Pittsburg, August 6.— The Keystones have a novel idea for their 
meeting and if worked out properly will no doubt prove a big success, and 
at the same time give the riders an excellent opportunity to enjoy them- 
selves. The Keystones meet is on Friday, September 28 and on Saturday, 
the 29th, Wheeling, W. Va., which is about three hours' ride down the Ohio 
River, has a circuit meet scheduled, and on the following Monday, October 
1, Steubenville, which is also on the Ohio River, will have a meeting. It is 
the intention of the Keystones, Wheeling and Steubenville cyclers to 
engage one of the large packets which run between Pittsburg and Cincin- 
nati on the Ohio River for the occasion. After the Keystones' meeting the 
riders and their friends will take the boat, which has ample sleeping 
accommodations for several hundred people, and go down the Ohio River, 
arriving at Wheeling in the morning. After the Wheeling races they again 
take the boat and spend Sunday on the Ohio, striking Steubenville in time 
for the races on Monday. The expense will be less than the railroad fare 
would be to these towns, and all those who take this trip would undoubtedly 
enjoy themselves, as there will be music on the boat and the clubmen of 
Pittsburg, Wheeling and Steubenville will leave nothing undone to make 
the trip an enjoyable one. The fact that three national circuit meetings 
are to be held in this section of the country following each other, almost, 
insures the three clubs the entire field of the best riders in the country. 
The clubs have two months to work up the meetings and the prizes offered 
will undoubtedly be far ahead of any given so far this season. 

George Williams, our local crack road rider, who was suspended from 
track racing by Chairman Raymond a few weeks ago, went out to Milwau- 
kee last week and captured the second time prize in the Cream City 
Cycling Club's handicap road race. As usual, some of the riders objected 
to Williams, but as he still is eligible to all road races their protests were 
not entertained. Williams is a great rider and if he would take proper care 
of himself would be one of the best in America today. As it is he does 
absolutely no training and often goes into a race without going over the 
course. Physically he is a wonder, but a very hard man to handle. 

A very amusing incident occurred at the P. A. C. races, in which Chair- 
man Raymond and Tom Eck figure quite prominently. It was just before 
the half-mile open, Class B. Eck appeared on the track with Callahan's 
wheel, and while waiting for the riders to line up, joined in a conversation 
with Raymond and several of the officials of the day. In answer to a ques- 

tion from one of the judges as to how he liked refereeing, Raymond 
remarked that it was all for glory, there being no diamonds nor prizes hung 
up for the referee. Eck looked up and remarked, "Just like me." Raymond 
looked at him, smiled, and said, "Why? Because you are so vastly differ- 
ent? " The silver-haired trainer dropped his head and walked to the other 
side of the track, probably not wishing his end of the conversation to 

The Buffalo-Pittsburg road race, which will be run on August 24 and 25, 
under the auspices of the Pittsburg Press, will have a new feature this year. 
A special team of five picked riders will be entered in the race to represent 
the city of Pittsburg in competition with a similar team that maybe put for- 
ward by any other city in the United States. In other words, Pittsburg 
challenges any city in the Union to enter a team of five in this great race. 
The Pittsburg team will probably be made up of George Williams, Ed 
Kearns, Charley Gibson, B. G. Gobel, and Charles N. Wakefield. A suitable 
trophy will be offered. Many riders throughout the country have better 

they were introduced and welcomed amid the greatest enthusiasm. Mr. 
MacOwen, president of the club, made a neat address of welcome. He was 
followed by President O'Neill and other members. All made merry until a 
late hour. By the amalgamation the West Philadelphia Cyclers will get 
several positions on the board of officers. Ex-President Neill will become 
vice-president, Thomas Wheeler will become captain, and there will also be 
several changes to the board of directors. 

The Century Wheelmen's outing trip to Boston by boat, returning 
awheel, is now the principal topic of conversation around that organization's 
clubhouse, and a very large party of members have signified their intention 
of attending. This trip embraces some of the finest scenery in the country. 
In the latter part, the route through the Berkshire Hills, a beautiful country 
is passed, while that part along the Hudson, and the fine country along the 
line of Dingman's Ferry and the Water Gap, is too well known for a lengthy 

A report was circulated last week that two other Philadelphia clubs. 


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W. F. Murphy on an Eclipse. 

C. M. Murphy ON A Stearns 

records for a corresponding distance, but we are of the belief in Pittsburg 
that the above team can defeat any team of five riders in the country over 
this course, as after they leave Girard it is all up and down hill, and the 
surface is rough. Bannister, who won this race last year, will hardly com- 
pete, as he has not been able to get in good form this season. 


Philadelphia, Augusts. — One of Philadelphia's leading cycling clubs 
— the West Philadelphia Cyclers — has passed into history. The club held 
its final meeting as an organization on Monday evening last and disbanded, 
in order to join the Pennsylvania Bicycle Club. At the meeting of the 
previous week, when an amalgamation of the two clubs was decided upon, 
many of the members declared that they would never join the new club. 
Notwithstanding this declaration, however, over one hundred of them 
signed the general application for membership in the Pennsylvania Bicycle 
Club. President Neill occupied the chair, and he expressed himself as 
well pleased with the future prospects of the amalgamated clubs. He said 
he was very sorry that the West Philadelphia Cyclers could not join to a 
man, and hoped that before long the dissatisfied ones would find out their 
error. After a number of other addresses the meeting adjourned, and the 
members proceeded to the Pennsylvania Bicycle Club, where, after the 
members of that organization had wound up their regular monthly meeting, 

the Quaker City Wheelmen and Columbia Cyclers, contemplated amalga- 
mating. It was without the least foundation, however, for Captains Artman 
and Fitzgerald, of the respective organizations, were emphatic in their 
denial of such a move. Although both clubs are in the best of financial 
condition, it is thought that an amalgamation would be of great benefit to 
cycling, particularly in the northern section of the city. 

Prince and Schock. 

Jack Prince and Albert Schock are traveling through the west and 
northwest looking for the nimble dollar which they have often shown their 
ability to chase to cover. It is not home-trainer racing that they are going 
to do this time — but racing, of course. They are going to give exhibitions, 
race against horses, and will ride the local professionals wherever they find 
any who are willing to meet them. They have already secured a number 
of engagements, and will work their way to the coast by the following 
route: Cheyenne, Salt Lake City, Butte, Helena, Spokane, Seattle, Tacoma, 
Portland, and San Francisco, and back via Los Angeles, El Paso, and through 
Texas to Omaha and Chicago. Thence they will go -to New York. Schock 
has on a match for a 144 hour race with Terront, the French long-distance 
crack. The race will be for the professional long-distance championship 
of the world and will be run at Paris on Christmas week. The pair are 
equipped with light Fowler wheels fitted with Morgan & Wright tires. 



















) Prizes, Toledo, 0. 30 Prize 



ISPrzes, Indianapolis, Ind. 18 Prizes. 



6 Prizes, La Fayette, Ind. 6 Prizes. 

5 Prizes. Lima, 0. 5 Prizes. 

15 Prizes, Steubenville, 0. 15 Prizes. 


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17 Prizes, Fremont, 0. 17 Prizes. 

A Grand Total of 97 Prizes in One Week. 



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He Takes Bliss' Record Away From Him— Both the Standing 

and Flying Miles Now Belong to the Springfield Man — 

How It Was Done. 

Waltham, Mass., August 4. — Yesterday Harry C. Tyler broke J. P. 
Bliss' record of 1:54 4/5 , for a flying mile on the famous cement track here. 
On the previous Thursday he broke the standiug mile record of 2:00. The 
flying mile was done in 1:53*' 5 , and the standing in 1:57 3 ^. 

When Tyler broke the standing mile record he made new marks from 
the third up. When he tried for the record, the day was perfect, hardly a 
breath of air was stirring. His limbs were still wrapped in bandages from 
his fall in his previous attempt on records, but he seemed able to ride all 
right. Berlo and Cutter on a tandem took the first third, and as they shot 
by the tape Tyler caught on, and the trio were 

Off After the Record. 

The first quarter was done in :32's. and ths third in :42. Here the two pro- 
fessionals, P. J. Berlo, and A. B. Rich, were waiting, and they took the rec- 
ord breaker to the half inl:00 2 s,and the two-thirds in 1:19'*. McDuffie 
and Lambert brought him the last lap, the three quarter being reached in 
1:29 and the full mile done in 1;57%. 

Yesterd.iy Tyler went for the flying mile and got it. He is now satisfied 
and has gone to join the circuit chasers. He did not find this record so easy 
to land, and did not touch any of the intermediate times made by Bliss at 
all. He simply equaled the mark of Bliss at the three-quarter. It was the 
last quarter that he made up the second that gave him the record. The 
following table shows the comparisons: 




Two-thirds mile 

Three-quarter mile 

Attachment proceedings were commenced last Tuesday in the circuit 
court, Chicago, by the Sterling Cycle Works, against the C. F.Stokes Mfg. Co., 
to satisfy a claim for 84,895. The sheriff took possession on Thursday. It is 
said that the Stokes company could not meet a large note this week and so 
the Sterling company commenced court proceedings. There are several 
other creditors but the assets will more than cover the liabilities. Mr. 
Stokes could not be found Thursday so an exact statement of the company's 
affairs could not be obtained. 

VA iii the Cause of a Duel. 

Zimmerman has been the cause of a duel in France. Some of the 
Parisian journalists called Zimmerman a second-class man. Mr. Darzens, 
another journalist, called them idiots for giving such an opinion. M. Leon 
Lobien, considering himself insulted, sent his seconds to Darzens and an 
agreement was drawn up and signed by the four seconds after Mr. Darzens 
refused to apologize. The agreement had several stipulations the most 
important one being as follows: "The combat will cease when one of the 
adversaries is in an inferior condition, to be decided by the seconds upon 
the opinion of the physicians." The encounter took place in the Yillebon 
Park; swords were used. In the fourth round Leon Lobien was wounded in 
the right hand which, upon the advice of the physicians, put an end to the 

Zimmerman Still Winning. 

Birmingham, August 8. — Zimmerman won the ten-mile professional 
scratch race today, with Banker second; Wheeler, fourth. Zimmerman 
also captured the one-mile international race. Banker came in second, but 
was disqualified. Wheeler was sixth. 

Ahead of Time. 

The relay from Washington to Denver passed through Danville, 111., 
Wednesday night, 17 minutes and 10 seconds ahead of schedule time. 

It is possible that Rambler men may go again to the Pacific coast next 
winter, but earlier than last winter. It is not in their line to submit to 
defeat as they often did their past season in California. They will never be 
happy until the tables are turned. Speaking of Bliss' record. Manager 
Atkins said: "Please note that the starters never stepped over the line, that 
we had l,- r >00 people there, and that o"ur prizes in the racing events were 
valued at $110." 

The Wilkes Barre (Pa.) Bicycle Club has presented E. C. Bode with a 
handsome diamond locket for acting as clerk of the course at its recent 
meet. R. C. Lennie received a $100 diamond cluster from the Steubenville 
(O.) C. C. for clerking. 

The question has been asked whether a man who jumps his front wheel 
over the tape and does not touch it except with his rear wheel, as many do 
in the close finishes of late, really finishes the race. The rules say nothing 
of this and the man's front wheel certainly never touched the winning tape. 

The Only Bicycle Factory 

In Chicago, now running - full capacity is the one making 

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Why do Jobbers, Agents, and Riders stand by these wheels so faithfully? 
YOU better investigate. Talk it over with 

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Try as They Will the Frenchmen Can Not Beat Him— The Ameri- 
can's Latest Successes. 

Paris, July 23.— It was in the final (1,000 meters) of the 2,000-meter 
scratch race, and at the tape stood Zimmerman, Wheeler, Medinger, 
Louvet, and Yerheyen. 

The riders named constituted the five firsts from the five heats, and 
the contest in the final promised to be a team race between the best two 
Americans and the best two Frenchmen, with "Dutch" Verheyen thown in. 
Such it proved to be, and America won with three or four good lengths to 
spare, out of a sprint in the last 300 yards. "King" Medinger was com- 
pletely beaten off, and Louvet was a length behind him. 

But the grand coup of the day, although of course the scratch race 
was productive of greater significance, was the mile handicap, in which 
Zimmerman at scratch conceded starts up to 100 meters to eighteen com- 
petitors and won by six or eight lengths. The excitement was great and 
when Zimmerman sailed down the homestretch ahead of the "last man to 
catch," the crowd stood up and shouted its loudest. "Zim" was compelled 
to ride around another lap, so the people could howl again and confirm all 
their impressions of what he looked 

The Applause Was Generous 
in the extreme, speaking well for 
French hospitality, even the jury 
breaking into hand-clapping and con- 
gratulating the great rider upon his 
victory. It was another "Ameiican 
day," with Zimmerman first, Wheeler 
second, and the others not very close, 
excepting that, in the handicap, after 
making pace for Zim until the latter 
was within hailing distance, Wheeler 
got lost in the bunch and didn't get 
out. The best men in the handicap, 
besides Zimmerman and Wheeler, 
were Yerheyen, Louvet, James, Her- 
met.and Crooks. Fournier was enter- 
ed, but didn't start. 

Notwithstanding that Zimmerman 
had been suffering from dysentery 
during the week previous, and had 
been, therefore, deprived of going 
beyond a moderate pace in his train- 
ing, his racing yesterday was the most 
sensational of any in which he has yet 
engaged. The handicap, with nine- 
teen men on a track which takes more 
than three laps to the mile, was 
exciting enough for anybody, and when 
Zimmerman made a rush and went 
through the field for the home sprint 
several volcanic shouts, that were 
decidedly American in their tenor, 
came from the grandstand. It was a 
difficult task to get through the field, 
and at one time Zimmerman sat up 
and it seemed clear that he could 
never win a place. In spite of this, 
however, he covered 

The Mile in 2:09 1-5, 
and there is scarcely any doubt but 
that he would have lowered the compe- 
tition record (2 -.OS'/sjDy Sanger) had he 
not been hindered. 

The first race on the programme 
for the warm Sabbath afternoon was 

the scratch race of 2,000 meters for the heats and 1,000 meters for the final. 
The first heat went to Verheyen, who won somewhat handily from Baras, 
Leneuf, and Girardin. The next was Wheeler's heat and he won with 
scarcely a struggle from Fossier, Vignaux, and Max. Then came "Zim" 
for the third heat, and he had a "snap," defeating Hermet and Mercier. 
Medinger won the fourth from Meline and Jacqueline. The fifth heat was 
a hot one, with Louvet, Crooks, and James to do most of the fighing. Louvet 
won, with Crooks a few inches to the bad. Then came the final. Wheeler 
was on the pole, with Verheyen behind him; Zimmerman was next, with 
"the king" at his rear, and Louvet was on the outside. 

Medinger's trick was to get on Zimmerman's rear wheel, as he did at 
Brussels, and he had said he was going to do so again, but "Kid" Wheeler 
was looking out for that and he instead hitched onto the "grinders" bob- 
sled as the word was given. Medinger and Wheeler both made for the 
position, but the latter had the advantage. Wheeler remained right there 
and never gave Medinger the chance he was looking for. 

Zimmerman Set the Pace 

which was slow most of the way, so that when the sprint was started upon 
rounding the turn tie was in the lead, and Wheeler was following as close 

as a twin brother. The two Americans led into the homestretch, with 
Louvet on the outside and almost on equal terms with Wheeler. Medinger 
was behind Wheeler and Verheyen was next to Medinger. Louvet made 
a game struggle but couldn't hold the pace, and Medinger passed him n 
his fight to follow Wheeler. From the half-way point in the homestretch 
Zimmerman and Wheeler both pulled away and increased their lead over 
Medinger and were rapidly widening the gap as the tape was crossed. 
Medinger sat up a few yards from the tape, seeing that he was beaten but, 
finished ahead of Louvet. Zimmerman and Wheeler crossed the tape less 
than a length apart. There was no "understanding" between Zimmerman 
and his mate Harry and the latter did his best to win the race. "Zim," 
however, looked under his arms and saw the "kid's" front wheel coming 
and he put on enough more steam to get out of the way. Time for the 
kilometer, 1 :51 Vfe . 

When Zimmerman looked ahead of him, as he waited at his mark for 
the mile handicap, he saw Wheeler at 30 meters, Verheyen and Louvet at 
40, Hermet, Crooks and Baras at 50, Fossier, Jacquelin and Leneuf at 60, 
Meline and Max with 70, and others to the number of eighteen all together 
as far as 100 meters, or about 110 yards. 

The prospect of catching such good men as Crooks or Louvet at their 

rather generous starts was not en- 
couraging, although Crooks had 
argued that the limit was too low and 
that the handicap had been arranged 
for Zim to win. 

At the Get- A way 
Zim made a streak to catch Wheeler 
and succeeded in doing so before the 
lap was completed. The pair then 
went into the thick of the fight, their 
new light-blue silk shirts looming up 
J/fc conspicuously as they were seen to 

overtake the riders in succession. On 
the backstretch in the second lap 
Zimmerman sat up, being unable to 
get past the crowd. He remained in 
the midst of the group of flying wheels 
and legs until half the backstretch 
had been traversed in the final (third) 
lap. Then he made an effort and 
with a tight squeeze near the fence 
managed to get by on the outside. 
When he turned into the homestretch 
there were three or four men yet 
ahead of him, including Mercier, who 
had had 90 meters. Coming around 
on the extreme outside he "cut loose" 
for home and spread out a sky-blue 
streak in front of the field, winning by 
three lengths, with Jacquelin second 
and Mercier third. Zimmerman had 
hardly expected that he could win, as 
he was far from being in perfect 
physical condition and, as he himself 
remarked as he went to the drtssing- 
room, he rode the race "more with his 
nerve than with his legs." 

The Races Yesterday 

were the last in which Zimmerman 

will compete at Paris for some time. 

He will be seen at Bordeaux, at half 

a dozen points in England, at Lille, 

and at Geneva, Switzerland, before 

riding here again. The handicap 

marked the final of a series of three 

match races that were in the terms of 

his contract, and was put on as a 

handicap because nobody could be found to match against him. The 

management has made its money back on "the Skeeter" and, therefore, is 

in good spirits. 

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and motive of the person who has taken unto himself the duty of writing to 
all the leading cycling papers of the United States and spreading broad- 
cast the impression that Zimmerman purposely lost the race at Florence, 
Italy, in order that by the terms of his arrangements with the track man- 
agement, he and Wheeler together could get all the money there was in 
sight. The proposition to go to Italy was first presented to Wheeler, 
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who this W. B. G. is and I do not understand how he has any license to 
make such statements. The wide publication of his story is somewhat 
embarrassing to me as it puts me in a dishonest light in America. I should 
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BY AS." 

In 1883 I was traveling accountant for the Irrawaddy Steamboat Navi- 
gation Company, of Calcutta, India. This company is, perhaps, the wealth- 
iest in the world, deriving its entire income from trade on inland waters. 
It owns upward of forty large side-wheel and propeller steamboats, many 
of which rival the finest of those floating palaces on the Mississippi, or the 
splendid specimens of American marine architecture — the Fall River boats. 
Its greatest traffic is borne upon the waters of the sacred Ganges, and the 
vast and far-reaching Brahmaputra and the Irrawaddy, from which its name 
- was adopted. The originator, financial pilot, and largest shareholder in this 
gigantic enterprise is Sir William McKinnon, the gentleman who footed 
most of the bills incurred by Explorer Stanley during his last expedition; 
but enough, I am switching off my proper track so will return to my "mut- 
tons," as the French say. 

My duties as accountant were arduous in comparison with those of the 
average Anglo-Indian, my home was the entire fleet of the Ganges, and my 
time was employed in examining the freight and passenger books, certify- 
ing to their correctness, reporting receipts to the central office, keeping in 
touch with the company's agents along the line, as far as was possible, and 
trying to do the work of two able-bodied Englishmen. It was in the sum- 
mer of 1883 when I overworked myself to such an extent that one night, as I 
lay stretched in a hammock on the deck of the magnificent "Jumna," I felt 
a sickly chill come over me. The night was dark, with the exception of an 
occasional blink of moonshine, which gleamed now and again between the 
heavy clouds, as they floated sullenly across the moon. We were tied up to 
a small landing stage, at which we had just unloaded several tons of sup- 
plies, destined for an up country 'lac factory. I had been lying thinking of 
nothing in particular, and thanking my stars that I passed the greater num- 
ber of my nights on the cool river instead of in the hot bungalows at the tea- 
gardens, where many of my friends spent lives of semi-exile. My servant 
Chunder was working the punka for my benefit and keeping up a low, 
monotonous chant, when I felt the indescribable chill, referred to above, 
creeping over me. I got up, sent Chunder to prepare my stateroom, and 
slowly begun to walk the deck; my surroundings depressed me, a thick, 
steamy mist was rising off the river, and the voices of the night were not 
cheering, by any means. I heard 

The Sullen Plunge and Splash of the Crocodile 

as he entered the steaming water, and I could hear, with great distinctness, 
the snorts of his kith and kin as they sought their food in the murky flood, 
the occasional cries of the various night birds, interrupted by some prowler 
of the feline race, served to depress my already failing spirits, and I turned 
my steps toward my quarters, inwardly congratulating myself that in five 
days I should set my foot once more in the Indian metropolis, Calcutta, and 
be able to indulge for a short time, in my favorite pastime — cycling. With 
such pleasant thoughts, despite the unpleasant feverish feeling which was 
increasing, I fell asleep. 

I was awakened by a sensation of heat and suffocation. It was broad 
daylight and I could hear the officers giving orders preparatory to getting 
under way again. I attempted to sit up but the moment I raised my head 
I felt a reeling sensation which compelled me to resume a reclining posi- 
tion; I also noticed that I perspired with unusual freedom, and came to the 
conclusion that something was wrong. 

It was fortunate for me that among our passengers was an army 
doctor — Hammond by name. Hammond and myself had become very 
friendly during the three days he had been aboard; he was a chess enthu- 
siast, and as I was what is called in America a "crank" on the same subject, 
a friendship arose between us, which promised to be more than a passing 
fancy. Hammond was fifty, if a day, tall and severe of feature; I had never 
seen him speak familiarly with any one on board excepting myself, and 
being a young and comparatively inexperienced man I felt pleased at the 
exception made in my favor. 

"My dear fellow, you are in serious trouble," said he after a thorough 
examination, during which he had not spoken a word, "you have a 

"Severe Dose of Jungle Fever 

and can make up your mind that you will not audit accounts for three 
months at the earliest, and my advice is for you to get up into the hills with- 
out delay, if such a thing is possible." (This was far from pleasant informa- 
tion, but I felt the truth of his words and grumbled not.) The medicine 
chest of the "Jumna" provided drugs sufficient to keep me reasonable until 
we reached Calcutta, where the excitement consequent upon the visits of 
numerous acquaintances was too much for me, and I passed mentally into 

That fantastic realm. 
Afy thoughts were combinations of disjointed things 
And forms impalpable, and itnperceived 
Of others eyes familiar were to mint, 
And this the 'world calls madness. 

Chapter 2. 

I remember well when reason returned, I was lving on a low couch, 
placed on the shady side of the piazza of a fine bungalow; the air wis deli- 
ciously cool, and a gentle breeze blew steadily from a vast range of snow- 
capped mountains which reared their shining crests apparently into the 
very vault of heaven. The awakening to consciousness had been so gentle 
and pleasurable that it was some time before it occurred to me to recall the 
past. I was at length aroused by the fall of a footstep, which sounded with 
military regularity, approaching the bungalow, and in a few moments the 
severely aristocratic form of Dr. Hammond came in view. I presume he 
noticed the change in his patient, for when his eyes rested upon me he 
quickened his step and was soon standing beside my couch. Is it not a 
remarkable feature in human nature that we some times feel an absolute 
confidence and restfulness in the presence of a certain fellow-being, when 
the sight of another will fill us with the opposite sensations, even without a 
knowledge of the nature of either? My feelings toward Dr. Hammond were 
those of perfect trust. I felt vaguely that this grave, calm man must know 
exactly what my needs were, and when he said, "Kenyon, you will be on 
your feet in a couple of weeks," I wrung his hand and said, "Thank you, 

I was becoming mentally active very rapidly. I remembered the night 
upon which the illness overtook me, and my mind swiftly followed up events 
until Calcutta was reached, when there came a stop. Hammond was sitting 
close by, thoughtfully watching his patient, and seemed to devine what was 
passing in my mind. 

"You appear to be puzzled with your surroundings," said he, "and as I 
presume you have no very distinct recollections of the events of the past 
month, you will perhaps be interested in learning how you came here. 
Well," he continued, "after you became light-headed, I saw that there was 
danger in the case, and 

"Calcutta in the Hot Season Is no Place for a Fever Patient. 

I was on my way to meet my daughter, who had been spending some months 
with her Calcutta friends, when I first became acquainted with you on the 
'Jumna,' and, to tell the truth, your company was so agreeable that I asked 
permission of your employers and relatives to bring you up here, where I 
knew your recovery would be sure and rapid. My daughter, Marion, has 
been your volunteer nurse for the past month, and so anxious has she been 
about her charge that I verily believe the poor girl has lost flesh. It will be 
a great pleasure to her to be introduced to you, and she has never ceased 
asking me when you would be able to speak reasonably, as you have talked 
the greatest rubbish to her for the past two weeks, and made her almost dis- 
tracted by your obstinacy." 

"Well, doctor," said I, "I do not feel able to express my thanks to you 
or your brave daughter for the kindness shown to an utter stranger. I can 
not hope to repay you, but shall always think and live toward that object." 
And I clasped his hand warmly, as he nodded an acknowledgement to my 

"/ remember well when reason returned," 

sentiments. "You shall speak to my daughter, tomorrow, young man," he 
said, "and in the meantime don't excite yourself, as you can not stand the 

Hammond rose and entered the bungalow. I heard the sounds of a 
whispered conversation, some pleading requests in a female voice, met with 
a gentle refusal on the part of the doctor, and then all was quiet. Evening 
brought the mosquitos, and also to my great surprise — my servant Chunder. 
The poor fellow was overjoyed to find me rational once more, and his lively 
demonstrations of pleasure were a sourceof great amusement to me. "Sahih, 
good speak now," he remarked, "not sing, not fight, not call any more." As 
soon as his exuberance had subsided I learned from him that I had been a 

most tfoublesome invalid, fighting my benefactors, calling and singing at 
all hours, and making such a nuisance of myself that I felt I should be 
almost ashamed to look them in the face after learning of my behavior. 
Chunder was an exception for a low-caste Hindoo — he was honest. I have 
employed many natives in various capacities, and can say without exagger- 
ation that it is the exception rather than the rule to find an honest servant 
among them. Chunder strongly believed in caste, and as he was my only 
servant now I had to treat him with a consideration which his highly relig- 
ious organization appreciated. 

Caste Is Everything to the True Hindoo. 
You must not ask your tailor to carry water, or your cook to look after your 
horse; to request such services would be a direct insult; such is the teach- 
ing of his religion. 

I slept soundly after my first day of consciousness, and dreamed of bright 
eyes, and fancied I could hear the gentle voice of my self-appointed nurse 
whispering to her father about me. I awoke early and felt almost strong 
enough to get up and out. The noise of birds and the sweet scents of flowers 
penetrated my apartment and made me feel a strength and activity which 
my will could barely keep in control. I ate ravenously at breakfast and 
was stretched at full length upon a low couch on the veranda when the 
doctor approached with his daughter. She was a tall, fair, beautiful girl of 
twenty, possessing her father's fine carriage and quiet manners. She 
expressed her delight at being able to enter into intelligent conversation 
with her patient, and before the day was over I had decided that Marion 
Hammond was the most fascinating and beautiful girl I had met in all my 

Chapter 3. 

In a week's time I was able to get about and satisfy myself as to my 
place of sojourn and its vicinity. The bungalow was a large, low-pillared 
building, with a heavy thatched roof which reached within six feet of the 
ground and covered in a wooden platform. It was under this roof that I 
spent my days of convalescence. A picturesque flower and vegetable 
garden almost surrounded the residence, and here I distinguished the sweet 
pea, and morning-glory in all the splendor with which the tropical climate 
had endowed them. A large tree which I could not name, but which was 
bearing a small nut, faced ths front of the bungalow, and from one of the 
lower branches was suspended a hammock. This was Miss Hammond's 
favorite resort, and almost every evening, when the cool breezes fanned the 
scorched face of nature, she might be seen in her favorite hammock reading 
or gazing dreamily into the blue sky, "in maiden meditation, fancy free." 

I had almost forgotten to say that the doctor had, with wonderful fore- 
thought, brought my bicycle from Calcutta. He was a progressive man, 
and at once saw in my trusty wheel an aid to recovery. Therefore, imagine 
my delight when I learned that the roads were splendid for many miles 
around, and I lost no time in beginning my study of local geography in 
company with my host's daughter. Miss Hammond was fond of horses and 
a fearless rider, and Julep, her pony, soon became accustomed to the noise- 
less company of the bicycle.while the doctor seemed pleased that his daughter 
had found an escort. He spent part of his time at the Patanur fort, a mili- 
tary station some seventy miles northeast of Khatruander; the bungalow 
was six miles from the fort, and a typical Indian road connected both 
places. As my strength increased, and whenever the weather was suffi- 
ciently cool, in company with Miss Hammond, I wheeled to the Patanur 
to accompany the doctor home. There were a few native huts a short dis- 
tance from the bungalow, inhabited by the household servants and the 
gardeners who supplied fruit and vegetables to the fort. They were of the 
docile class found in many of the northern districts of her Majesty's vast 
dominion, the women being the ignorant and passive servants of men, with 
no ambition or aim in life but the growing of their vegetables and sufficient 
rice to keep themselves in bodily comfort. 

One hot day in March Chunder came running breathlessly into the 
bungalow with the exciting information that a large man-eating tiger had 
attacked one of the gardeners on his way to the fort with the fruits of his 
labar and had killed his pony, besides severely scratching the man, who had 
run with speed, born of terror, to the village to arouse his kindred to avenge 
his loss. Tigers were rare in Patanur district, and the advent of a man-eater 
threw the settlement into a frenzy of excitement. The doctor happened to 
be at home, and on receipt of the news his eye kindled with the fire of youth; 
he had been a great hunter in his earlier days and the word "tiger" roused 
his fighting blood; a hurried consultation was held, and it was decided to 
take the warpath at once while the trail was fresh. In half an hour every 
adult male resident had been summoned; spears, hatchets, flintlock and 
three army rifles composed the armament, which, with a detachment from 
the fort, would make an army strong enough to strike terror into the heart 
of the fiercest royal Bengal that ever picked a bone. The doctor declined 
to allow me to become one of the party, which, he said, would have to 
travel, perhaps, through miles of jungle under the hot afternoon sun, so 
against my dearest wishes I was doomed to stay at the bungalow. I still 
had the pleasure of his daughter's company, for her father also declined to 
allow her to be exposed to danger, notwithstanding the entreaties of the 
plucky girl. 

Amid a hubbub of merriment the party started off at a rapid rate up 
the road to the fort, and soon the sounds of the hunters' voices subsided in 
the distance. Miss Hammond and myself sat under the drooping eaves in 
the shade, recounting our hunting adventures, which the present incident 
brought to mind, and as the sun began to disappear behind the mighty 

range of mountains, and the cool evening breezes breathed gratefulfy upon 
us, she proposed a seat in the hammock, under the great tree, whose luxu- 
rious foliage shaded the ground invitingly. I sat beside her and read Dau- 
det's latest novel, "Black and White," until I found that either the monotony 
of my voice, or weariness brought on by the excitement of the afternoon 

Lulled My Lovely Companion to Sleep. 

I sat there in deep thought, watching her peaceful countenance, a strange 
feeling had recently come over me when in the presence of Marion Ham- 
mond. Long separation from the follies and fancies of Anglo- Indian fash- 
ionable society had allowed to grow, untarnished, all those beautiful, womanly, 
and lovable qualities which invariably appeal to the heart of a young, 
observant, and susceptible man. What chance had brought us together? 
Had Providence some special design in view when I was laid low with 
fever? The more I thought over the events of the past three months, the 
more certain was I that this meeting and friendship would become an epoch 
in my life, and I mentally resolved that I would at some time, when fortune 
favored me, enter my claim to her hand. It was 4 o'clock, and just getting 
comfortable; several of the native women were moving around the bunga- 
low, and as I did not care to trust too much to their honesty I arose quietly 
and approached the entrance. They disappeared around the back, and I 
followed to see them off the premises, when a noise in the woods, a short 
distance off, caused them all to shrink with terror and turn helter-skelter 
into the stable. I stepped forward to ascertain the cause of the disturbance, 
when I saw, with the blood freezing in my veins, an immense tiger bounding 
across the clearing straight for the bungalow. I drew hurriedly back and 
turned through the passage-way to the front, just in time to see the huge cat 
spring up the tree and crouch down among its branches. I turned my 
eyes on the hammock in which reclined, in peaceful unconsciousness, the 
noble girl who had probably saved my life. The tiger seemed not to notice 
the sleeper; he was evidently bent on concealing himself from some expected 
danger, and I could just catch the outline of his supple body as he lay along 
a thick limb looking uneasily around. I will not attempt to describe my 
thoughts at this moment. Many times since I have faced personal danger 
and felt, I will confess, fear; but here I was helpless, utterly unable to ren- 
der any assistance to the endangered one. Every semblance of a weapon 
had been appropriated by the hunting party, and I sickened when I thought 
of what any minute might bring forth. I watched my tormentor for a 
moment, and the form of the reclining girl, when suddenly I saw her eyes 
open and turn full on the beast, which, however, was not in a position to see 
her. I raised my finger just in time to catch her sight. I saw her shudder 
slightly and close her eyes as if she understood the situation and resigned 
herself to the apparently inevitable. A moment more and my plan was 
formed, and I strode silently through to the stable, where I found the women 
crouching tremblingly against the wall. In a few words I commanded them 
to lie still and not speak until I returned, an injunction which I knew, in 
their terrified condition, they would obey. 

My Bicycle Was Leaning Against the Wall, 

and casting a hasty glance over it I opened the rear door noiselessly 
and wheeled it out. Up the roadway toward the fort I sped as I had never 
before rode. I was endowed with a double portion of strength, and felt 
neither fatigue in limb nor loss of breath. Mile after mile I sped, and at 
length saw the welcome but frowning wall of the sturdy fort looking down 
from its massive rock. The sepoy sentry, who was invariably at the gate, 
saw me coming at breakneck speed toward him, leaving a long trail of dust 
behind, and came hurrying down to the roadside. While yet some rods off, 
I cried, hoarsely: "Your gun and cartridges, man — the tiger is at the doc- 
tor's!" I sprang from my wheel and seizing the rifle, wrenched it from its 
astonished owner, at the same time shouting to him to take off his cartridge 
belt; after a moment, in which he appeared dazed, he seemed to grasp my 
meaning, and quickly unbuckled the belt and handed it to me, and at the same 
time another of the sepoys came running down with another rifle and belt 
for the sentry. I doubt, reader, if you can realize my feelings at this time. 
Picture to yourself some terrible calamity overhanging some dear friend, 
the safety of whose life was wholly in your hands. Let us imagine a train 
rushing toward a broken bridge of which you were aware, and yourself 
vainly striving to cross the swollen torrent to warn the engineer of his doom. 
The pant of the engine sounds frightful to the ear, drawing nearer and 
nearer until your senses become strained to the uttermost, and you plunge 
into the stream and battle against it for the life of some friend who you 
know is a passenger. Such a feeling filled my being at the moment I started 
for the bungalow. Oh, how slowly I seemed to move — the mental agony of 
the moments which elapsed until I caught a glimpse of the tree of fate was 
unspeakable. All was silent as I drew near, and caution again took posses- 
sion of me as I approached the bungalow, which lay between myself and 
the tree, happily covering my approach as it had my departure. I was 
greatly excited, and I laid my wheel on the grass and unslung the rifle, exam- 
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and knew if I could only steady my nerves there would be no fear. 
Cautiously I crept through the passage to the doctor's bedroom, which faced 
the tree, and my heart almost stopped beating as 

I Saw the Great Tiger Slowly Descending 

the trunk backward; the hammock still bore its beautiful, but apparently 
inanimate burden; not a movement was observable. I raised the rifle to my 
shoulder expecting that immediately he reached the ground the great cat 








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would make a leap toward it. Now his feet toucharid he crouches tospring, 
but not in the direction of the hammock; a feeble bleat strikes my ear, and 
silently pushing the curtain aside I noticed our pet sheep running up 
toward the bungalow, bleating piteously. The tiger crawls along on its 
belly toward the victim. I can see the glisten of his white fangs and the 
red lining of his cruel mouth. The sheep catches sight of his foe and stops 
trembling, fascinated, while the tiger closes in; at that moment I felt a 
thrill of triumph, an estatic thrill, the reaction after a deadly fear.' The huge 
brute is within twenty yards of the muzzle of my rifle which I have had 
pointed at the vital spot behind the foreleg; he pauses to spring; I plant 
my foot, and grip the stock more firmly, glance along the barrel and press 
the trigger. Simultaneously with the report a terrible shriek goes up from 
the stricken beast; he springs high in the air to fall writhing in the flower- 

mal descended the tree, and she returned to consciousness she thought I 
had deserted her, but an instant's reflection, and catching sight of the gun 
barrel pointing through the curtain banished such a thought, and she calmly 
and trustingly awaited the final tragedy. The doctor praised my nerve and 
thoughtfulness, and thanked his stars that he had brought up my bicycle, 
which he claimed had saved his daughter's life. 

The friendship between the doctor and myself is now only exceeded 
by my regard for his daughter; we shall take atrip to Calcutta for the rainy 
season, at which time her father will transfer the guardianship of Marion 
Hammond to Phil Kenyon. A. S. 

Denver is Ready. 
Denver, Colo., August 5. — Ere this issue reaches its readers the League 
of American Wheelmen, or at least a part of it, will be speeding toward the 
annual meet at Denver, and it will undoubtedly prove to them the justice of 

i . S. w i:lls. 

K. I . LONG 


The Rambler Pacific Coast Team, 
r. aylward (Trainer). 
A. L. atkins (Manager). 



\V. H. HALEY. 

My aim had been true, no second shot was needed. I laid down the 
Tifle.and hastened to the hammock to find my sweetheart with her bright eyes 
wide open. She was pale and trembling from the ordeal through which she 
had passed, so calling the native women we led her tenderly to her room 
to rest. Not long after the sound of tramping and kettledrums reached my 
ears, and there, just bursting through the jungle border, appeared the hunt- 
ing party hard on the trail of the tiger. I saw the doctor's cheeks blanch 
when he caught sight of the dead monster. He asked hurriedly if any 
one had been hurt, and hastened to his daughter's side when I briefly narrated 
the adventure. 

Strong of nerve and constitution she quickly recovered from the shock, 
and in a few days was once again my companion. She told me that when 
she first saw the tiger she made up her mind that she was lost, and expected 
every moment to be pounced upon and torn to pieces. Terror closed her 
lips, and in all probability saved her life. She confessed that when the ani- 

Denver's reputation for hospitality. To the managers of the meet much 
praise is due for the splendid programme they have prepared for the enter- 
tainment of their guests, and the expectations of even the most sanguine 
will undoubtedly be fulfilled. The Denverites realize that there has been 
some complaint from eastern officials for their not being consulted in the 
arrangements of the meet, but owing to the distance from headquarters, 
and the magnitude of the arrangements, it has been impossible to do so. 
The meet has not suffered, however, on this account, for the meet could not 
have been entrusted to better hands. To the racing they have paid 
especial attention, having built a three-lap track, which they think will 
prove one of the fastest in the country, and it would seem that they are 
justified in their hopes from the exhibitions already given on it. 

W. J. Edwards, the Californian, left the Columbia team at Chicago, 
starting for his home in California to get in good condition. 


& &> r «; 

Rider with broken wheel— There's a $50 prize gone. If I had read and heeded that sign I would have won it hands down. 




Over 12,000 Monarch Riders 
will tell you so 


Light, Rigid, and Durable. 


Monarch Cycle Co. 

42 to 52 N. Halsted St., CHICAGO. 

RETAIL SALESROOM, 280 Wabash Ave. THE C. F. GUYON CO., 97 & 99 Reade St., NEW YORK. 

MENTION THI BEARINQ6 Eastern Distributing and Sales Agents. 



Vol. I. 

CHICAGO, AUGUST 10, 1894. 

No. 23. 

Published every Friday by 



142-148 W. Washington St., Chicago. 


Models 18 to 22, Racers. $160. 

Model 25— Road Wheel, $135 ; Palmer tires and wood rims 

Model 27— Road Wheel, $128; M. &W. tires and wood rims 

Model 29— Road Wheel, $125; M. & W. tires and steel rims 

Model 30— Ladies' Wheel, $125. 


The Fowler Truth will be found at all Fowler 
agencies— so will the Fowler wheel. 

Direct all communications to The Fowler Truth, 
142-148 W. Washington St., Chicago. 




We quote: "The whole of a bicycle 
can not be seen at a glance. It takes a 
year or two of use to demonstrate what 
is under the enamel." 

So say our friends, the enemy. For 
instance, in Boston, in 1893, there were 
sold 168 Fowlers, and so well did the 
riders of them find out what was under- 
neath the enamel, that in the year of our 
Lord, 1894, with a list price of from $3 
to $25 more than wheels made within 
100 miles of their own city "with claims 
on them for superiority," etc., as 
long as the good roads petition to Con- 
gress, there were more Fowlers sold 
there than any other high-grade wheel, 
and not one Fowler went for less than 
list price. If we had but sold one-half 
as many as the "best on earth," "cock 
of the walk," "top notcher," "high-low- 
jack-in-the-game," we would be doing 
ourselves proud; but we did more. 

That's what's under the enamel ! 


Why some employers of the soiled 
dove aggregation (Class B) don't ad- 
vertise their wins. Haven't they got 
any show for their money, or don't 
they consider them any advertisement? 


At $20 per win, Fowler victories would 
have cost the employers of Class B 
teams something like the tidy sum of 
Five Thousand, Eight Hundred and Twen- 
ty Dollars. Fowlers are not pushed by 
"hired men." They don't require it. 


What it Costs to Run a Class B Team 
-Figures for the Careful Pe- 
rusal of Employers. 

Does it Pay to Spend Money on Teams? 
Benefit is Derived? An offer. 


We present to the readers of The 
Truth this week some startling figures 
as to what it is costing the makers who 
support Class B teams. In making the 
estimate, we have in mind a team that 
is probably the least expensive of the 
many now roaming around the coun- 
try. You will see by the careful pe- 
rusal of our figures that we are many 
dollars ahead, under the actual cost, 
rather than over. On a basis of three 
riders, a manager, and a trainer, we get 
the following expenses: 

Salary — Manager, per week, 

$ 30.00 



3 riders, at $17.50 each, 


2 rubbers, at $9.00 each, 



Board and laundry — 

5 men, $2.50 per day, week 

$ 87.50 

Rubbing stuff, express, per week, 

incidentals, general, 


R. R. fares for 5, per week, 


Total for week, $280.50 

Counting April, May, June, July, Aug- 
ust, and September, 6 months, 
26 weeks, it makes a grand 
total of $7,293.00 

Deduct 4 weeks' railroad fare for pre- 
liminary training, 240.00 


The grand total looks large, doesn't 
it. You can hardly beiieve it, eh? 
Were we to say that a trainer of Class 
B riders got $20 per week it wouldn't 
sound large and you would not doubt 
it. Likewise Class B riders getting 
$17.50 per week. But we present the 
expenses of the whole season and it 
looks very large. 

What is derived from this means of 
advertising? Every one knows that 
those men are hired to ride the wheels 
they do. Class B wins in the public 
estimation are not worth $1 per win. 
One sure thing, they do not help the 
local agent any. The manufacturers 
put all the money they can rake and 

scrape together in their teams and they 
can not afford to tie up any money in 
racers to be loaned to the iocal riders. 
That is one place where it hurts the 
agent. Then again, most of the prin- 
cipal employers of "soiled doves" do 
not attemp to get any benefit whatever 
from the wins. You have probably- 
noticed that several of the largest mak- 
ers do not even attempt to advertise 
the wins of their teams. Whether it is 
because they don't win enough to brag 
of or whether the maker only keeps the 
team because others have one we do 
not know. It is sufficient for us to 
know that we are deriving more ben- 
efit by not having an expensive team 
to spend our money. 

If the maker who spends $7,053 on a 
team in one season would take this 
money and spend it in advertising he 
would be able to get seventy pages of 
advertising in each of the four largest 
cycling papers in the country. Then 
he would derive some benefit from his 

We may be wrong in our estimate. 
If we are let the employers of the 
"hired men" set forth their views and 
we will give them space. If we haven't 
space in this one paper we will get 

Again we ask, Of what use is a racing 

When B. B. Emery & Co., of Boston, 
took their place on Cycle Row and 
began hustling the Fowler and selling 
on the installment plan, the cry used 
against the Fowler was that it was an 
"installment wheel" (the only thing 
they knew against it). Soon, however, 
they saw how the wind (customers) was 
blowing, and they all (no exception) 
began to hustle to beat the band to 
head off the Fowler boom. It couldn't 
be done, and they stopped talking 
against the "installment wheel," and 
hurriedly put little signs in the window: 


The editor recently took a stroll 
along Cycle Row (Columbus avenue), 
and with tears in his eyes gazed at these 
innocent little signs and thought and 
thought how the mighty had fallen. 
From the "standard of the world" to 
the little "I am" 'twas all the same — 
"wheels on the installment plan." 

The Bearings has more than twice the circulation of any independent 
journal among the cycle riders, the cycle trade, and kindred trades. Ad- 
vertising rates on application. 


Makers Have Engaged Nearly All of the Space at the Chicago 
Show — Prank Egan's Opinion. 

American makers know a good thing when they see it. This fact is 
clearly proven by the way in which they have recognized Chicago as the 
proper place for holding the cycle show of 1895. At the present time there 
remains but fourteen spaces unsold, and these are liable to go at any 

Frank Egan, editor of Sp07-ting Life, has the following to say regard- 
ing Chicago's proposed show: "Hustling is a virtue prominent in the 
make-up of Chicago, and its practice has often enabled Chicago to win 
against the greatest of odds, a fact I believe that triple press alliance of 
the west is going to demonstrate most conclusively in this show business. 
In passing this opinion on show prospects for the ensuing year I am, of 
course, utterly in the dark as to what the national board of trade intends 
doing. It has been the policy of this organization from its inception to 
keep its actions, intentions and plans entirely secret, so that no one, in 
consequence, is in position to judge of New York's chances from anything 
actually known regarding them. This has given Chicago an opportunity it 
has not been slow to grasp and which will, in the end, make its show a 
success. Starting six months in advance of the actual show date, the 
National Cycle Exhibition Company has made public announcement of its 
dates, plans and what it proposes to do, and the consequence is, wins the 
first battle by default on the part of New York's supporters. The lesson 
of the World's Fair is being repeated on a smaller scale; in both cases New 
York, upon her prestige, played the part of the hare and got beaten out at 
the finish by the hustling terrapin of the west. 

The result of all this is evident. We will have two shows again this 
year and the rivalry between the two will make both exhibitions record- 
breakers, and, in some cases, I much fear, bank-breakers, too, for those 
smaller makers who will seek to copy after the frog who was bent on inflat- 
ing himself to the size of an ox by taking space and making a splurge at 
both shows. From the present outlook the Chicago show will have disposed 
of its entire floor space fully three months before the date of the exhibition's 
opening, a record, surely any exhibition can well afford to be proud of. 
With the price of spaces 10x10, as low as $50, and from that up to the very 
choicest ones at $150, the tariff is lower than the manufacturers have ever 
before been taxed for accommodations very much inferior to those offered 
by Chicago. The finest music in the west has been engaged and upon the 
stage a complete change of bill will take place each day; those who will 
recall the calathumpian melody of past shows and the tires me, never- 
clanging "stage performance," will bless Chicago for its efforts to improve 
on those two important essentials. 

As before stated, I do not know what New York intends doing in th's 
direction. As a New Yorker my sympathies are always in her favor, but as 
things look now the pace will have to be a faster one than New York has 
ever yet shown in such matters for her even to dead heat Chicago, much 
less beat her out at the finish. I have always felt that a union of the wheel 
press would accomplish much, and I shall be a very much disappointed 
man if, in the present case, that union does not beget a strength that will 
force the National Cycle Exhibition Company's fhow ahead at a record- 
breaking gait. Certain will it be that for once in the history of cycling an 
exhibition will be in the hands of those whose very existence is dependent 
upon the success of the trade and its welfare and progress, a state of things 
most desirable to the maker or agent who will be an exhibiter or visitor at 

The following have engaged space: Rouse, Hazard & Co., Western 
Wheel Works, St. Louis Refrigerator & Wooden Gutter Co., H. A Lozier 
& Co., Marion Cycle Co., Ide & Co., The Gormully & Jeffery Mfg. Co., 
Crawford Mfg. Co., Yost Mfg. Co., Shapleigh Hardware Co., Eagle Mfg.' 
Co., A. Featherstone & Co., Derby Cycle Co., E. C. Stearns & Co., Pope 
Mfg. Co., Kenwood Mfg. Co., Stover Bicycle Co., Union Cycle Mfg. Co., Hill 
Cycle Co., Monarch Cycle Co., Indiana Bicycle Co., W. H. Wilhelm & Co., 
Munger Cycle Mfg. Ce. L Syracuse Mfg. Co., Sterling Cycle Co., Black Mfg! 
Co., Two Speed Gear Co., Ariel Cycle Co., E. B. Preston & Co., Buffalo 
Tricycle Co., Warman & Schub, Meteor Cycle Co., Ames & Frost Mfg. Co., 
Eclipse Cycle Co., Julius Andrae, Relay Mfg. Co., Columbus Bicycle Co., 
Fulton Machine Works, Grand Rapids Cycle Co., The James Cycle Co., A. 
G. Spalding & Bro., National Cycle Co., Peerless Mfg. Co., Parkhurst & 
Wilkinson, R. B. McMullen & Co., Shelby Steel Tube Co., Indiana Rubber 
Works, Chicago Tip & Tire Co., Eastern Rubber Works, Palmer Tire 
Co., New York Tire Co., New Departure Bell Co., M. E. Griswold & Co., 
Braddock Hose Supporter Co., Rockford Tool & Sundry Co., C.J.Whipple! 
Howard, S. D., July 21, 1894— In regard to the discussion, which is now taking 
place relative to holding a national cycle exhibition in 1895, and which discussion 
seems to be open to everybody, permit me to say a word as a western agent; 

It is, I think, conceded by all that a carefully conducted cycle show is of the 
greatest benefit to every one interested in cycling, from the novice to the manufact- 
urer. All receive an inspiration that can only come from the assembling of the 
peopl-% where new acquaintances are formed and old ones renewed. This being the 
case, it seems to me that the only point where discussion may run into disagreement 
is, "Where shall the exhibition lie held?" This i-; of the utmost importance, for to be 
a success it must be where the people will attend. Now, no one will contend that it 
should be held in Florida; neither will any one say it should be held in Arizona; but 
all will unite in saying that it should be held where the greatest good will result to 
the greatest number of people. Now, 1 take it that the manufacturer wants to place 
his goods on exhibition where he can show them to the largest number of people 
who are not now familiar with his wares. I will concede that the bulk of the manu- 
facturing is done in the east, but I want to ask if the companies are satisfied with 
just getting what trade there is right around home, when there is a possibility of 
opening up new territory that is sure to bring golden results? 

Now, a word in regard to our western country. I will venture to say that we 
have the finest country in the world for cycling. Our roads can not be duplicated. 
One may travel all day if he choose without being bothered with poor roads. No 
dismounting for hills, valleys, sand, or stone. The possibilities, I say, can not be 
counted. However, there will be no forward movement without some effort. The 
western agent is full of vigor and is doing his share to arouse the enthusiasm of the 
people. We have our 1 ical meets and we enjoy them, and the impression lasts for a 
short time, but I tell you what the western agent needs more than anything else is to 
attend a national exhibition, and there meet the manufacturers and get acquainted 
with their ideas and methods; learn how they do business in the east, and there will 
be such a spread of cycling enthusiasm as will waken the whole eastern nation. 
Now, when an exhibition is given in New York, we don't know anything about it; it 
is too far from us. What we need and desire, and what every one interested in the 
manufacture of cycles should desire, is, that an exhibition be held at Chicago next 
year. Chicago can be reached by every one, and when anything is to be held at Chi- 
cago everybody knows it. Let us, then, have a show at Chicago that will eclipse 
anything of the kind ever given, and we will not venture to picture the immense 
good that will come from it. — W. W. Winden. 

It is the desire of the eastern manufacturers to develop the western territory, we 
think they would naturally cultivate the western field. It is not expected that they 
can plow and plant the eastern ground, and then expect to reap a crop in western 
fields. — H. & D. Folsom Arms Co., New Orleans, La. 

We favor the holding of one show, and prefer it to be in Chicago or Buffalo. — 
The Geo. Worthington Co., Cleveland, O. 

The demand for bicycles is growing rapidly in the west, and we believe it would 
be to the advantage of the eastern manufacturers to show their goods in Chicago, as 
the average western dealer can not afford to go east to see an exhibit. We hope 
Chicago will be successful in her efforts. — Deere & Webber Co., Minneapolis, Minn. 

I know of no city in the United States so suitable for holding a cycle show as 
Chicago. Count me as favoring Chicago. The cycle trade interests of the west need 
development and attention. — E. S. McCain, Newton, Kas. 

We heartily indorse the project of holding a cycle show in Chicago, and believe 
the enterprise will have the hearty co-operation of all western dealers. It seems to 
us that there can be no scheme set forth that would be of more benefit to the trade 
than a national show following, as it does, the national meet, held also in the west. 
Please consider us with you in every sense of the word. — Stokes Mfg. Co. 

Manufacturers should be anxious to increase their trade in both the west and 
south; Chicago is the most convenient place for the show, and will attract the largest 
number of visitors. — J. H. Pall & Co., Nashville, Tenn. 

I think that Chicago is the most suitable place that can be found for the annual 
cycle exhibition. I believe a larger number of dealers would attend the show if held 
in Chicago. Out of eighteen or twenty dealers here, I believe I was the only one 
who attended the New York show. Should the exhibition be held in Chicago, I 
believe that fully 50 per cent of the dealers here would attend. I shall certainly 
attend the Chicago show, and I know of any number of others who will do likewise. 
I think New York is too far east to secure a very large attendance of dealers, as those 
who live in the south and west are put to too much expense for the benefit that would 
arrive from attending a show. — Prince Wells, Louisville, Ky. 

It is my impression that the greater portion of the agents in our section of the 
country would prefer going to Chicago rather than go to the east for the purpose of 
seeing a cycle show. — Powell Bros., Aiken, S. C. 

We could not attend a show in any other city east of Detroit. We favor a show 
at Chicago. — Brewster Mfg. Co., Holly, Mich. 

Chicago has shown the world what she could do with a world's exhibition, and 
she would not make a failure of a national cycle show. If the eastern manufacturers 
wish to successfully compete with the makers in the west for trade in this section let 
them exhibit at Chicago. If the show is held in Chicago thousands of agents can 
easily reach it in one day. — E. J. Roberts, Frankfort, Ky. 

1 approve of the efforts being made to secure the show in Chicago. — C. J. Bah- 
ler, Walnut Creek, O. 

I see no reason why Chicago should not be the best place on earth to hold 
a cycle show. She is ahead of the world in all her undertakings.— M. R. Hull, 
Rushville, Ind. 

We think that a show in Chicago would develop the western trade and stimulate 
western manufacture, and as the south is interested more or less in the development 
of the west, the Chicago show would be almost a direct benefit to it. Chicago is 
without doubt the place to hold the show. — Calhoun Bros., Beaufort, S. C. 

We think Chicago is the best place for the exhibit.— Brown Bros., Ogden, Utah. 

We think it is time the west got a share of the show business, and Chicago is 
the only place to hold it.— A. B. White, Ft. Wayne, Ind. 

Let there be a show held in Chicago in 1895.— J. M. Erickson, Sharon Springs, 

A show in Chicago will benefit the west. Much more so than one held farther 
east.— W. E. Disher & Co., St. Edwards, Neb. 

While I am an eastern agent, I think that the west ought to have a show, and 
that Chicago is the place to hold it I can attend a show held in Chicago much 
easier than one held in New York or Philadelphia.— C. B. Scoot, Bethany, W. Va. 

I an heartily in favor of a show in Chicago, and will attend.— A. C. Snyder, 
York, Neb. 

Chicago is the place for the show.— R. B. Curtis, DesMoines, la. 

I favor Chicago as the site for the show, and will attend.— W. V. Vandervoort, 

Castlewood, S. D. 

I certainly think it is time Chicago had a good representative cycle show, and 
we guarantee a good attendance of agents.— Knight Cycle Co., St. Louis, Mo. 

1 am willing to do all in my power to enlist the co-operation and secure the 
attendance of those in my vicinity to the end that the Chicago cycle show may be a 
success. — T. B. Myers, Winfield, Kas. 

Chicago is the place for the show.— S. F. Cogswell, Wolf Point, Mont. 

Do not favor an eastern show at all. Would attend one in Chicago.— Miller & 
( rangner, Mulberry, Ind. 


Any assistance we can give for the furtherance and promotion of the Chicago 
cycle show will be cheerfully given.— Riddle & Fisher, Indianapolis, Ind. 

Chicago is the city in which to hold the cycle show. Why manufacturers are so 
slow in realizing this is a mystery. A cycle show in Chicago in 1895 would be of 
incalculable good to the trade. — E. W. Swarthout, Aurora, Ind. 

We are in favor of holding a show in Chicago. It will increase western trade 
and will give the manufacturers of the east an opportunity of selling their goods in 
larger numbers owing to the presence of agents. — W. W. Stanton, Quakertown, Ind. 

I am very much in favor of a show in Chicago. The west is deserving of as 
much or more consideration than the east. — J. G. Bicker & Co., Dubuque, la. 

I will attend the exhibition in Chicago. It is the proper place for a show for 
agents in this locality. It will save both us and the manufacturer time and money. 
—II. M. Wiedner, Lake Linden, Mich. 

It is high time that the west was recognized with a cycle show. It will result in 
a deal of good for the agents. The writer shall surely be on hand. — Harman & Bell, 
Lima, O. 

A cycle show will certainly result in a great deal of good in the way of educat- 
ing the agents of the west, especially those of the smaller cities. — Chas. W. Cochran, 
Wabash, Ind. 

We are in for the show in Chicago. We can and will attend it, but could [not 
attend a show in the east. — Pallister Bros., Ottumwa, la. 


New York, August 6.— Ira Perego & Co., 23 Park Row, the official out- 
fitters of the League of American Wheelmen, and a general sporting goods 
firm, closed their doors today and announced that they had assigned. The 
assignment was a general one, and no preferences were given. John J. 
Connolly, 51 Chambers street, is the assignee. The move was a totally 
unexpected one, the general hard times prevalent in the trade, together 
with a large obligation due today, made assignment absolutely necessary. 
The liabilities will not exceed 850,000, but as yet, and for several days to 
come, it will be impossible to state accurately the amount of the assets. 
Besides the entire stock at the store, Ira Perego, Sr., will give up his private 
residence in Prospect place, Brooklyn, to satisfy the creditors. 

The firm of Ira Perego & Co. was composed of Ira Perego, Sr., Ira K. 
Perego and Arthur W. Perego, the last named being a prominent member 
of the Long Island Wheelmen, and as popular a man generally as could be 
found in this city or Brooklyn. There is no doubt but that he will attempt 
to open a new place on his own account when the present difficulties are 
arranged. When questioned on this matter he said, "I am totally unable 
to state anything definitely as yet. In looking over the books I find sev- 
eral firms owe us money, whereas we were under the opposite impression. 
All that caused this move was the difficulty we experienced in collecting 
outstanding accounts with which to meet our obligations. In the course of 
a week we will have a complete statement ready for the public, but until 
then we would prefer to say nothing. 


Philadelphia, Pa., August 4. — Everything has been very quiet in 
local trade circles for the past few weeks, and dealers report business as 
being dull. This is the time of year when little or no riding is being done 
on account of the exceedingly warm weather, and as a result it is the 
dealers who suffer. They do not complain, however, as they are more than 
satisfied with the excellent business of the spring season and are waiting 
in anticipation of a profitable term this fall. Just at present old stock is 
being disposed of to make room for fall consignments, and bargain seekers 
are able to get comparatively new or second-hand wheels at greatly reduced 

The public has taken kindly to the Lozier Mfg. Co.'s branch at Broad 
and Columbia avenues, and although the business at present can not be 
called flourishing, Manager Maloney is making active preparations for a 
busy fall season, and expects to mount a large number of riders on the 
Cleveland wheel. 

Wright, Walker & Co., of Eighth street, below Market, began selling a 
wheel for $75 on Saturday last and since that time a large number of the 
machines have been disposed of. The wheel has a modern high frame of 
Mannesman's tubing, steel bearings and drop forgings. Its weight is 
twenty-seven pounds. This firm also handles the National, Eclipse, Mun- 
ger, and Wilhelm wheels, all of which are good sellers in this city. 

E. K. Tryon, Jr., & Co., of 10 and 12 North Sixth street, are beginning 
to lay in a large stock for the fall's business. The Apollo wheel, with 
seamless steel tubing, drop forgings, and wooden rims is one of the firm's 
special inducements to riders. The wheel is selling for S75 and thus far is 
meeting with general satisfaction. 

George Bolton, who is traveling through eastern Pennsylvania and New 
Jersey for the Overman Wheel Co., is meeting with much success since he 
began handling the Victor wheel in the wholesale business, and reports the 
orders of dealers in his district as being very large in anticipation of a 
busy season. 

Big Order for Tubing. 

D. L. Cockley, president of Shelby Steel Tube Co., has just closed a 
contract with J. C. Bowe of the Syracuse Cycle Co., for half a million feet of 
Shelby steel tubing. This will be used in the manufacture of Syracuse 
bicycles for 1^'.).".. 

Thai Injunction Case. 
Editor The BEARINGS: Regards an advertisement which has 
appeared lately in the local cycle trade journals it is but just and reason- 

able that we request you to note in your Trade News column that 
there was no injunction granted against the Excelsior Supply Co., 
but that there was a temporary injunction obtained against them under 
false representations, and this was quickly dissolved on hearing of the facts. 

I am still at 250 Wabash avenue, closing out '93 pattern James cycles 
of different styles and depths of frame, under guarantee with full line of 
parts, etc. We have not in the past, nor do not intend to represent any of 
these James as 1894 pattern. Yours truly, 

Excelsior Supply Co., 

Chicago, August 8. Geo. T. Robie, Manager. 

Snell Company Growing-. 

The Snell Cycle Fittings Co., of Toledo, are already booking orders for 
'95 for several novelty and patent articles. The Snell company will start 
in September and will run through the winter. They have put up a large, 
drop forge building, die sinking, tool and model rooms; also fireproof 
enamel rooms. They have spent §25,000 in special improved machinery 
and are prepared for a big business. 

For the Coasting Championship. 

Editor The Bearings: We hereby accept the challenge issued by 
the manufacturers of the Spalding bicycle to a coasting contest as we 
believe the Orient to be a better coaster. We take them on their own 
terms, excepting that we will subscribe an additional $50 to go toward the 
purchase of a prize for the winner, providing other contestants will put up 
like amounts. Respectfully Yours, 

The Waltham Mfg. Co. 

Mr. Schub Will be There. 

Nearly every one is going to the Denver meet, manufacturers and 

agents will be there, and the meet 
will be a miniature cycle show. 
Recognizing this fact, Mr. C. H. 
Schub, of Warman & Schub, 
Chicago, has packed his little grip 
and is now on his way to Denver. 
He expects to meet agents from all 
parts of the country and is prepared 
to quote them figures on next year's 

quickly, and are easily deranged. 

"The Electric Searcher." 

While inventive ingenuity has 
brought the modern safety to a high 
state of perfection, the most impor- 
tant attachment for road riders, the 
lighting arrangement, has remained 
in the crudest condition. Storage bat- 
teries for wheels have been tried and 
proven failures. They exhaust too 
Now comes E. Tillman, a Frenchman, 
who has invented a lamp, run by a dynamo, that is carried on the machine. 
It furnishes a clean, strong light that increases in intensity with the speed 
of the rider. This is according to nature and common sense, for the greater 
the speed the brighter should be the signal. This new lamp is an ingenious 
affair. From a dynamo that weighs little more than two pounds and can 
be carried in the pocket, a remarkable voltage is obtained. The motion of 
the bicycle generates a power sufficient to run an incandescent lamp, that, 
with the aid of its reflector, throws a stream of light equal to sixteen candle 
power. Oil lamps have no radiation and are simply a mark for others to 
see, but the electric light in question illumines the road for the rider to a 
distance of seventeen feet ahead. The dynamo is in a nickel box 3^x4}^ 
inches in size that may be placed on any part of the frame. It is attached 
by thumb-screws, and may be put on or taken off in a twinkling of an eye 
by any one. 

It is run by means of a small rubber disk that comes 
lightly in contact with the tire. The disk is on a tiny piece 
of shafting which connects with the axle of the dynamo by means 
of a thin steel belt. Wires that may run either inside or out 
side of the tubing connect it with the lamp. The lamp may be clamped to 
any part of the machine, and is fitted in a newly patented reflector of 
unusual power. As soon as the machine is started, the lamp glows and it 
increases when the scorching begins. When the light is not wanted the 
attachment can be quickly removed, or the rubber disk spoken of may be 
slipped aside from the tire with the finger. Scorchers who have tried it, 
say that the friction is at zero, and there is no perceptible difference required 
in the driving power. The whole contrivance, including the lamp, weighs 
less than three pounds. Wind or rain does not affect this light, no cleaning 
is necessary; it does not smoke nor go out, and there is nothing about it to 
get out of order. The machine can tumble over, and when started again 
the light goes merrily on, brighter as the rider pedals faster. Mr. Tillman 
calls his invention the "Electric Searcher." He had it practically tested for 
several months before making a commercial article of it, and his claim 
that it is a perfect dynamo lamp for bicycles has been thoroughly demon- 
strated. There is nothing about it to wear out, so that when a rider gets 
one he is supplied forever, and his tribulations are ended. 




London, July 28.— Mr. Mecredy, who is said to be an expert on such 
matters, has given it as his opinion that wooden rims are inferior, at any 
rate in wearing capabilities, to steel ones. It seems to have taken him 
some considerable time to arrive at this conclusion, but it is nevertheless 
just as well that he should add his testimony to what has long been a recog- 
nized fact by the trade in this country. As I said some six months ago, 
there has not as yet been a single good reason advanced to demonstrate the 
supposed superiority of wooden over steel rims. While we can get rims of 
the light weight and enormous strength now supplied by the various large 
firms over here, the trade will certainly not take to the wooden felloe. The 
few firms which have constructed cycles with wooden rims in this country 
have done so more for the sake of notoriety and the chances of free advertise- 
ment which the introduction of any novelty, no matter how worthless, always 
brings, than any real belief that machines so fitted were in any way improved. 

I do not believe in putting racing machines to what are distinctly 
unfair tests, but when this is done, and the cycle comes through the ordeal 
with flying colors, it is only natural that the firm responsible for their manu- 
facture should feel proud of the performance. Messrs. Humber & Co. are 
therefore, to be congratulated upon the fact that their racers scored so well 
in the recent Catford hill-climbing competition. That racing machines 
weighing well under twenty-six pounds can be ridden up such an ascent 
as that chosen for the contest 

Without the Slightest Mishap, 

shows a quality of workmanship which is seldom equaled and never sur- 

I hear that the capital of the proposed "Coventry Combination" is to be 
$600,000. How much of this the great British public are to be asked to sub- 
scribe I don't know, but I hardly anticipate a great 
number of applications for shares. The present 
prices of shares in old established and respected 
houses are not so high as to warrant the supposi- 
tion that there will be a great rush to put more 
capital into the trade. Two of the largest limited 
companies in the cycle trade paid no dividend last 
year, and I don't think they will this, while their 
shares are now some 50 per cent below par. Facts 
like these should make investors pause and reflect. 

Several improvements in cork handles have 
recently been put upon the market, all more or 
less with the object of preventing the cork from 
chipping after a little wear. The latest device is 
a handle lined with thin metal to which the cork 
covering is attached by a special process. Cork 
handles, although rather dirty, are extremely com- 
fortable, and if their liability to chip can be gotten 
over, will become even more popular than they are 
at present. 

I have been trying the pneumatic wheel which 
was said to be such a wonderful thing when it was 
first brought out, but is hardly ever heard of and 
seldom seen on the road. Why this should be I 
don't know, for there are many worse things about 
and still paying fairly well. Of one thing I am 
certain, and that is, I would rather have a pneu- 
matic wheeled rear-driving safety than the best front-driver in the market. 
The wheels are by no means bad, and for rough and rutty roads are really 

I am told that one or two large houses, which I will not mention by 
name, have taken to constructing their 

Bearing Cones of Mild Steel, 
and merely resorting to case hardening, instead of turning the cones out of 
best steel, and properly hardening them throughout. The error into which 
these firms are falling may be accounted for by a desire to save a little 
initial expense in construction, but it will not pay in the end. I expect that 
the cutting of prices and the fact that the supply is in advance ol the 
demand is mainly responsible for the introduction of these inferior bearings. 
Yet the funny thing is that there is still an attempt to make believe that 
times are good, and that orders are still rolling in. Few of the large firms will 
deliver a machine at once, and the usual month or six weeks is required in 
which to execute the order. "So busy you know," is the excuse. Well, it 
may perhaps lead the public to think that things are all right, and doubtless 
the firms responsible prefer to keep up the method adopted in seasons of 
good trade, but a little more promptitude and businesslike action is sadly 
needed in many of even the best houses. Will o' the wisp. 

Morgan xWrightTires 
are good tires 






An addition to the trade was opened last Saturday at 21 Park Row, 
this city. The firm will be known as the Park Row Cycle Co.; Messrs. 
W. 15. Richards and C. H. Benedict are the proprietors. Both of these young 
men are well known and popular, having been on the road for different 
houses for several years past. They will handle the Raleigh, Dauntless, 
Crawford, and in fact anything that can be bought up cheap for cash. They 
will do no installment business whatever. A complete line of sundries and 
accessories completes the stock of what promises to more than hold its own 
in the rush of competition surrounding them in all directions. 

L. C. Jandorf & Co., 116-118 West One Hundred and Twenty-fifth 
street, are offering greater bargains than ever before. In addition to the 
remarkably low figures which they place on their wheels, they also throw in 
a good lamp and an English bell gratis. 

Fred Herbert, the Herald Cycle Co.'s manager at 114 Nassau street, 
states that over one thousand wheels have been sold by them since their 
opening on April 9. In view of the fact that each sale has been for cash, 
this speaks rather well. 

W. H. Webster, for years with A. G. Spalding & Bros., has made him- 
self one of the most popular men in the trade here, since taking the man- 
agement of W. C. Hodgkins & Co.'s bicycle store on Broadway. His cent 
and a half per hour installment scheme has caught on nicely. 

If ever a veritable slaughter of sporting goods was made, it was at the 
final day's auction sale at Spalding's old Broadway store last Tuesday. 
Articles were fairly given away for whatever was bidden for them. Good 
bicycle shoes, worth S3, went for 25 cents per pair, and bicycle caps of all 
descriptions did not bring over an average of ten cents each, some going 
as low as two cents. It was a sin not to buy something, whether one could 
use it or not. 

Harry Hanford, the traveler for the Raleigh Cycle Co., left town last 
week for a short trip through New Jersey and east- 
ern Pennsylvania. He will act in the capacity of 
announcer at the race meet of the Asbury Park 
Athletic Association, August 10 and 11. 

Keyes & Brandon, 2074 Seventh avenue, have 
given up the renting part of their business entirely. 
The repair department, however, is always crowded 
with work, for which this hustling firm have a 
reputation second to none. 

Sidney Bowman's uptown store is remarkably 
lively for this season of the year. One can not rind 
it without customers at any time during business 
hours. Sid proved himself most lenient in his 
treatment of Meyers, the Frenchman, who "forgot" 
to return a borrowed machine which Bowman had 
so kindly loaned him. When the case came up 
Wednesday last for decision, Bowman refused to 
prosecute, and Meyers was let off with a sharp 

Morgan & Wright 

Where American Makers Excel. 

In one important particular, the American 
bicycle maker is excelling the English, says the 
"Old File" in the Irish Cyclist. Light-weight 
roadster bicycles, such as would not be tolerated 
here, except for crack riders of the R. L. Ede or 
C. L. Newland order of architecture, are turned out 
and ridden with success across the Atlantic. I think the explanation may be 
found to lie in the scientific way the American engineer goes to work to test 
his products in machinery, which he devises for the express purpose of test- 
ing. The English manufacturer istoo conservative, and relies toomuch upon 
rule-of thumb. When he devises an improvement, he puts it to a bicycle, 
and sends that bicycle out to be ridden; and only by the rule-of-thumb test 
of actual experience tries the complete bicycle. The American maker, on 
the contrary, devises apparatus upon which to strain and test the frames 
and other parts of his machines, and is guided by the behavior of his pro- 
ducts under these circumstances. And the American maker is right. The 
English custom reminds me of Charles Lamb's description of how the 
Chinese found out the virtues of roast pork — some pigs having been acci- 
dentally roasted in a burning house, with the result that whenever the 
Chinese subsequently wanted roast pork, they set to work to burn down a 
house containing pigs. So the average bicycle maker, when he devises a 
trifling improvement in the detail of a bicycle, does not proceed to ascer- 
tain how it will work when subjected to the tests of so many pounds strain, 
but puts his detail improvement on to a complete machine, and waits to see 
how far the machine will run without killing the rider. 


New York, August 6.— Trade gossip is practically dead in the metrop- 
olis, the warm weather having driven the people away, either to the mount- 
ains, country or seashore. The latter has the call among persons looking 
for cooling breezes and a general good time. 

G. Minturn Worden, manager of the Remington bicycle factory has 
chosen Rockaway Beach for his summer recreation. He runs back and 
forth between the city and the beach daily. Worden looks remarkably well, 
notwithstanding his reported illness. 

The eastern branch of the Western Wheel Works are still keeping 
their salesmen on the road establishing new agencies and visiting old ones. 
The demand for Crescents continues, and they are behind in their orders 
on several of their wheels, notwithstanding the fact that the force at the 
factory continue to work overtime. 

The Lamb Mfg. Co., the makers of the Spalding bicycle, feel very 
much elated with the success they have had this year and report that their 
entire product has been disposed of. At the factory they are now at work 
on the models for '95 and it is their intention to show them quite early. 
Dealers and riders can rest assured that the Spalding bicycle for '95 will 
be greatly improved and be a model machine. 




Springfield, Mass. — J. L. Griswold, sewing machines, 362 Main street, manufacturer 
of bicycles. Send particulars regarding agency. 
^ - Shmlbyville, Ind. — Efforts are being made by citizens here to locate a bicycle factory. 

Hartford, Conn. — The League Cycle Co., has perfected a plan of reorganization. 
Its capital is reduced from $100,000 to $50,000, and the shares from $100 to $50. It is pro- 
posed to increase the capital stock to $150,000, by the addition of $100,000 of new stock, sub- 
scriptions for which, it is stated, have been practically secured. 

Lynn, Mass. — Pote & Hawes, bicycles, etc. H. J.Pote reported to have recorded 
chattel mortgage for $138. 

v Ne\v York, N. Y. — Smith Wheel Mfg. Co., manufacturers bicycles, dissolved. J. Chas. 
V. Smith continues. 

Youngstown, Ohio. — Lee Bannister, bicycles, reported to have recorded chattel 
mortgage for $S3. 

^Philadelphia, Pa. — Joseph Landschutz, bicycles, business advertised for sale by 

Philadelphia, Pa.— Joseph Landschutz, bicycles, reported to have recorded judg- 
ment ior.$2,100. 

Nashua,.N._H. — McAfee & McMasters, bicycles, Frank A. McMasters reported as 
having mortgaged real estate for $222. 

San Francisco, Cal.— The Forbes Wheel Co., incorporated by George H. Forbes, 
James ISaumberger, C. H. Philpott, M. P. Forbes, and J. B. Forbes. Capital stock $300,000, 
of which $1S0,0U0 is said to have been subscribed. 

Poughkeepsie, N. Y. — Herman Bonderlinden is preparing to build a bicycle factory 

Pittsburg, Pa.— A large eastern rubber company, which proposes to cousolidate its 
various plants, is at present negotiating tor a manufacturing site near the Westinghouse 
works at Biinton, ll they secure the site the company will employ, when their works are 
completed, from two thousand five hundred to three thousand workmen. 

Seymour, Mo. — J. W. Fason, hard waie, succeeded by K. C. Rhodes & Co., who will 
take up bicycles. 

Hunnewell, Kas. — E. Van Horn, hardware, succeeded by R. D. McKnight, who is 
interested in bicycle. 

Covington. Ky.— J. H. Mersman, wholesale hardware at 25 Pike street, succeeded by 
J. H. Hersman & Son. Correspondence invited looking to the acceptance of bicycle agency. 

Harriman, Tenn.— Shaw & Muir, hardware and bicycles, sold out to W. A. Lake. 

Everett, Mass. — Everett Cycle Co. A most careful investigation proves conclusively 
the error of the recent report by Dun's Commercial Agency that this company had recorded 
a chattel mortgage tor (2,000. The court official in charge states over his own signature 
that the mortgage relerred to was recorded as far back as February 9th, and was discharged 
April 28, 

Boston, Mass. — Columbia Rubber Co. filed annual statement as follows: Fixed capital, 
$25,0u0; assets, machinery, $19,440; cash and debts receivable. $4S,12B; manufacturers and 
merchandise, $70,181; total, $135,747. Liabilities: Capital stock, $25,000; debts,$42,7tt4; reserves, 
$30,000; pront and loss, $37,a83; total, $135,747. 

Marathon, N. \ — R. 1J. Mack, hardware, bicicles, etc., confessed judgment to his 
wife lor $3,9x9.79. Stock and store in the hands of sheriff. 

Steubenville, Ohio.— George Harper, hardware and bicycles, sold out to H. W. 

Greenfield, Ohio. — Pullnam & Parrott, hardware and bicycles, store burned, par- 
tially insured. 

Shkeveport, La.— J. S. Hutchinson, hardware and bicycles, store closed by attachment. 

New York, N. V.— A. K. Lovell Mlg. Co., bicycle wrenches and other supplies, at 34a 
West Thirteeuth street, attached lor $10,587, in lavor of Levi Swanson. 

Chillicothe, Ohio. — B. F. Hadley, of Columbus, will establish handle factory, and 
make specialty of Dicycle handles. 

Montpelier, Ohio.— A. Kuster, hardware, bicycles, etc., burned out, loss $5,000. 


The following communication from the League Cycle Co., of Hartford, 
Conn., explains itself: 

Editor The Bearings: At a special meeting of the stockholders of 
this corporation held this day in the city of Hartford, the following state- 
ment of its financial condition was submitted: Liabilities, §75,000, assets, 
exclusive of patents, comprising stock, plant, and accounts receivable, 
§90,000. After full discussion it was decided to decrease the original capi- 
tal from §100,000 to §50,000, and to further increase it by a new addition of 
§100,000. The following gentlemen were appointed by formal vote an 
advisory committee to complete the reorganization and place before the 
creditors of the corporation a statement of its financial condition with a 
view to preventing any act antagonistic to the general interest of both cred- 
itors and jStockholders. The showing of the corporation justifies the com- 
mittee strongly recommending the creditors to extend every leniency, and 
assures them that at no time pending the complete reorganization of the 
corporation will their claims in any manner be jeopardized. Provisional 
subscriptions made at this meeting indicate that the additional capital stock 
provided for will be obtained. 

Lucius F. Robinson, 
A. H. Parker, 
A. L. Carleton, 
Elliott Burris, 
A. Kennedy Child. 

Editor The Bearings: Following the letter which has just been sent 
you by the committee appointed by the stockholders, I want to say to you 
that 1 believe within a fortnight or three weeks we will obtain sufficient cash 
subscriptions to enable us to meet all outstanding indebtednesses as they 
mature. We have arranged in the event of any creditors attempting 
"snap proceedings" to immediately protect the interests of all others. The 
satisfaction our wheels have given every purchaser, as expressed in letters 
we have received, has caused our stockholders to have greater confidence 
than was expressed at our January meeting, and 1 believe it a truthful state- 
ment that every stockholder who is financially able will subscribe for the 
new capital. In the §75,000 liabilities are included §20,000 borrowed money 
from our stockholders, the majority of which will probably be taken in stock 
if the §100,000 is subscribed, thus reducing our liabilities accordingly. The 
provisional subscriptions made yesterday lead me to confidently hope that 
the entire amount will be subscribed in a very short time. Two of out 
wealthiest stockholders were unable to be present, but sent letters to our 

president expressing their willingness to co-operate with the majority, and I 
anticipate they will be large subscribers to the new stock. 

Yours very truly, 

A. H. Parker, Vice-President. 


522.244. Apparatus for training athletes; 
Meloe L. Wendling, Paris, France. Filed 
August 1, 1893. Patented in France, Bel- 
gium, and England. 

522,9(55 Cyclometer; Joseph Butcher, Mel- 
rose, Mass. Filed June 23, 1893. 

523,031. Pneumatic tire; Roberts. Ander- 
son, Toronto, Can., assigner of one-fourth 
to John Thomas Beatty, same place. Filed 
December 6, 1893. 

523,051. Vehicle wheel; Newton D. Pen- 
oyer, Fort Worth, Tex. Filed December 4, • 

523,108. Clip for wheel rims; Charles^S. 
Dikeman, Torrington, Conn. Filed Febru- 
ary 5, 1894. 

523,115. Bicycle saddle; Arthur L. Gar- 
ford, Elyria, Ohio. Filed July 5, 1892. 

523,150. Wheel; William A. Orr and Ben- 
jamin S. Reynolds, Scranton, Pa. Filed 
J anuary 25, 1891. 

523.245. Variable speed and power gear- 
ing for velocipedes; Alfred B. Stebbins, 
Camsteo, N. V. Filed August 3, 1893. 


523,186. Bicycle; Peter Weber, Milwau- 
kee, Wis. Filed February 3, 1894. 

523,246. Variable speed gearing for bi- 
cycles, etc.; Alfred B. Stebbins, Canisteo, 
N. Y. Filed January 8, 1894. 

523.270. Pneumatic tire; John B. Dunlop, 
Sr. and John B. Dunlop, Jr., Dublin, Ire- 
land; said Dunlop, Jr. assigner to said Dun- 
lap, Sr. Filed July 6, 1893. 

323.282. Pneumatic tire; Thomas B. Jef- 
fery, Chicago, 111. Filed March 10, 1894. 

523.283. Pneumatic tire; Thomas B. 
Jeffery, Chicago, 111. Filed March 26, 1894. 

523,2*8. Machine for upsetting and shrink- 
ing tires. James R. Little, Quincy, 111., 
assigner tolhe J. B. Little Metal Wheel Co., 
same place, tiled June 11, 1892. 

523,314. Wheel tire; Thomas B. Jeffery, 
Chicago, 111., assigner to the Gormully & 
Jeffery Mfg. Co., same place. Filed Janu- 
ary 16, 1892. 

Design 23,482. Bicycle frame; Frederick 
C. Avery, Chicago, 111. Filed March 19, 
1894. Term of patent 14 years. 


will set in early this year, and the Great Rock Island Route has 
already ample and perfect arrangements to transport the many who will 
take in the lovely cool of Colorado's high altitudes. The track is perfect, 
and double over important Divisions. Train equipment the very best, and 
a solid Vestibuled Train called the big five leaves Chicago daily at 10 
p.m. and arrives second morning at Denver or Colorado Springs for break- 

Any Coupon Ticket Agent can give you rates, and further information 
will be cheerfully and quickly responded to by addressing 

Jno. Sebastian, General Passenger Agent, Chicago. 

The Rudge in France. 

Owing to its great success in France, the Rudge company, Ltd., which 
has filled orders up to the present time, have found it necessary to have a 
branch in Paris. An important company, called the "Compagnie Francais 
des Cycle Rudge," will be incorporated with a capital of §400,OOU ^manufac- 
ture and sell the Rudge bicycles in France and on the continent. The 
manufactories will probably be erected at Levallois-Perret, near Paris. 

Harry Cassady Sells Out. 

H. J. Cassady has disposed of his interest in the Thorsen & Cassady 
Co. to J. B. Thorsen, and will no longer be connected with that firm, which 
will, however, continue business under the same name. Cassady has not 
decided what he will do in the future, but says that he will stick to the 
bicycle business. He is looking for the control of some line of wheels for 
the entire west. 

Harvey W. Jenney Dead. 

Harvey W. Jenney, formerly president of the Jenney & Graham Gun 
Co. of this city, died on August 1, at Waterloo, Iowa. Mr. Jenney has been 
connected with the bicycle business almost from its inception. It was under 
his care that F. Ed Spooner was brought out and did his best long-distance 
riding. Mr. Jenney was always popular and obliging, and his death will be 
deeply regretted by many friends and associates. He leaves a wife, son 
and daughter. 

Arthur Sidwell, manager of the Union team, writes that Tyler rode 
Morgan & Wright tires in his attempt on the records, and that Harry will 
continue to use them for the rest of the season. 

Western Wheel 
Works '94 make 
\M/ \\v\*,/tf/ \\ Bicycles, 

With list prices reduced one half from 

which prices we give agents and dealers 

* \\K-~J7Jl Y^'//7l\V\\*y big discounts. " IT'S A SNAP. 

1893 list. 1894 list. 

'93 30-inch Escort, No. 2, M. & W. '94 pneumatic tires $100. $50 

'92 30-inch Crescent, No. 2, M. & W. '94 pneumatic tires 100. 50 

'93 28-inch Rob Boy, No. 4, M. & W. '94 pneumatic tires 85. 50 

•93 28-inch Bob Roy, No. 3. _ 70. 35 

'93 26-lnch Bob Boy, No. 1 - 50. 25 

'93 28-inch Juno, No. 1 75. 35 

30 lb. Begis Scorcher (highest grade, thoroughly reliable) 150. 60 

'93 30 lb. Scorcher Sylph (Beceived highest award World's Fair) 150. 75 
These are lower prices than can be obtained on reliable 
goods anywhere in fhe United States at the present time, 
and we give LIBERAL DISCOUNTS to dealers on the 
above and many others. Catalogue free. Write now. 

ROUSE, HAZARD & CO., 142 6 STREET, PEORIA, ILL, Manufacturers 

mcntion thc aMmnas Oldest and Largest Dealers in America, 


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Hilsendegen Road Race 


<1 91b. Tribune Racer, 

By L. C. DORN, against 135 starters. 

C. G. Merrills rides the twenty-five miles in 1:06:55, breaking the world's 
record. Mount, a Model F Tribune. 

C. F. Storey gets fourth place on a Model C Tribune. 

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There is nothing that equals the 
Cycloidal Sprocket. Ask Tribune 
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85 Madison St., 

174 Columbus Ave , 

1325 14th St., N. \\\, 

Cor. 57th St., and Broadway, 

27 Union St.. 

419-421 Flatbush Ave. 

Detroit Bicycle Co., 201 Woodward Ave., 







10-11 Asbury Park, A. P. A. A. 

11 Pittsburg, Pa., Allegheny A. C. 

11 Minneapolis, Minn., Cycle Track A., 

national circuit meet. 
12-13 Antwerp, Belgium, international cham- 

'enver, Colo., L. A. W. meet, Denver 
Cycling Union. 
15 Sarnia, Ont., Sarnia Bi. Club. 
20-21 Pueblo, Colo., Rovers W. and A. Club, 
national circuit. 

22 Kansas City, Mo., Cyclers national cir- 

cuit meet. 

23 Mt. Clemens, Mich., Wheelmen. 

24 Ottumwa, Iowa, B. C. 

24-25 St. Louis, Mo., Associated Cycling 

Clubs, national circuit meet. 
24-25 Massachusetts division meet. 

25 Jamestown, N. Y., Prendergast W. 
25 Trenton, N. J., Mercer Co. Wheelmen. 
28 Saratoga, N. V., Wheelmen, race meet. 
28-29 St. Johns, Mich., Wheelmen, races. 
30 N. Y. City, Am. W. nat. circuit meet. 
30-31 Brattleboro. Vt., W. C, race meet. 
30-31 Austin, Minn., C. C. race meet. 
30-31 Asbury Park, N. J., _ Good Roads 
Tournament, national circuit. 


1 Wallingford, Conn., Ramblers C. C. 

1 Norristown, Pa.. Norristown W. 

1 Cortland, N. Y.. A. A., race meet. 

1 Ashbury Park, N.J., Good Roads Tourna- 
ment, national circuit. 

3 Pueblo, Colo., Rovers and A. C. race 

3 Rahway, N. J., Union Co. Roadsters. 

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Mention The Bcah'NGS. 


Bergen Point, N. J., N. J. A. C. 
Waltham, Mass., Waltham C. C. 
Norwich. Conn., Rose of N. E. W. C. 
Ware, Mass., B. C, race meet. 
Canton, Ohio, B. C, race meet. 
Greenfield, Mass., F. W. Stowe. 
Utica, N. Y., Trade Assembly. 
Albany, N Y., Central Fed. of Labor. 
Staten Island A. C , West New Brighton. 
4 Syracuse, N. Y., Syracuse A. C. 
4 Hartford, nat. cir. Hartford, W. C. 
4-5 Quincy, 111., B. C. 
Columbus, Ohio, C. C. 
La Junta, Colo., C. C, race meet. 
Utica, N. Y., C. C. race meet. 
B St. Johns, Mich., Wheelmen races. 
Waltham, Mass., Bicycle Track Assn. 

national circuit meet. 
Chillicothe, Ohio, Wheelmen, race meet. 
Riverpoint, R. I., Pawtuxet Valley 



8 Worcester, Mass., Bay State B. C. na- 

tional circuit meet. 

9 Chicago A. C. C. 

10 Los Angeles, Cal., A. C„ race meet. 
10 San Jose, Cal., Garden City Cyclers. 
11-13 Springfield, Mass., B. C. nat. circuit. 

15 N. Y. City Harlem Wheelmen's meet. 

16 Waltham, Mass., B. C. 

17 Scranton, 111., B. C. nat. circuit meet. 
17-22 Galesburg, C. C„ race meet. 

19 Williamsport, Pa., Keystone W. C. nat. 
circuit meet. 

21 Reading. Pa., Penn Wheelmen, national 

circuit meet. 

22 Philadelphia race meet, national circuit 

A. C. C. 
25-26 Baltimore, Maryland B. C. national 

circuit meet. 
29 Wheeling, W. Va., nat. circuit meet. 


1 San Francisco, Cal., Olympic A. C. W. 


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won every test in competition with oilers and is now used with the leading high-grade 
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OILER or PUMP HOLDERS, 25? each. 

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CHICAGO, AUGUST 17, 1894. 


Luscomb and Other Officials Stay at 

Home — riuch Indignation and Talk 

of Forming a Western 


Denver and Her Wheelmen Know How to 

Entertain— Zeigler Breaks Sanger's 

Unpaced flile Record. 

Denver, Colo., August 15.— Ever since Friday wheelmen have been 
pouring into this city and theyare still coming. The great majority of those 
present come from west of the Mississippi, although there are many from 
Chicago and the cities in Indiana, Michigan, and Illinois. From points east 
of there, however, there is not a score all told. The men who have been 
devoting their energies to the meet are disappointed and chagrined. It was 
taken for granted that President Luscomb would be present, as well as Sec- 
retary Bassett and Vice-Presidents Perkins and Willison, but they are not. 
Luscomb seems to have taken umbrage at the fact that he was not allowed 
to name the officers of the meet. Added to that fact is the one that Potter 
is making a vigorous fight for the chief consulship of the New York division 
which Luscomb seems to wish to retain, and the latter is devoting himself 
actively to local politics. He was invited to act as a judge at the champion- 
ship races and sent the following reply: 

New York, August 6, 1894. 

Your invitation to act as a judge at the national meet, L. A. W., races 
at Denver, August 16 O 18, received this morning. On account of the 
late arrival of the invitation, it will be impossible for me to so arrange my 
business engagements so that I can attend. Thanking you for your kind 
invitation and trusting that you may have a successful meet and regretting 
my inability to be present. I am yours truly, 

C. H. Luscomb. 
The Promoters of the Meet 

consider that an intentional slight has been put on them, and their feelings 
are shared by all western members of the League. There is talk of forming 
a western league on the plan advanced by the Californians some time ago. 
The feeling against Luscomb is very bitter. The fact that no member of 
the Executive Committee is present and that the committee would not even 
allow Bassett to come, robs the meet of much of its importance. In spite of 
the bitter feeling, the meet will be one of the most successful in the history 
of the League. The attendance from the states west of Indiana is large, 
and the enthusiasm exceeds that seen at any meet for years past. Chicago 
has by far the largest delegation of any city — about 150. 

The open-handed hospitality of the Denverites and the enthusiam of 
the visitors give the meet a flavor of auld lang syne, of the days when 
cycling was young and cyclists few, but devoted. An entertainment fund 
of goodly proportions has been provided, and League members find enter- 
tainment of one kind or another for every hour of the day and 
Everything Is Free. 

Monday morning was devoted to getting cleaned up, located and regis- 
tering at headquarters, where every wheelman who could show a League 
ticket was provided with a unique badge, which is an open sesame to all 
the entertainments. The afternoon was devoted to runs to various points 
of interest about the city. The sightseers divided into three parties and did 
the town in approved style. On Monday evening occurred the formal 
reception of visitors at the League headquarters in the Colosseum Hall. The 
mayor welcomed the wheelmen and gave them the freedom of the city. 
After this speech C. A. Rivers entertained the assemblage with his stere- 
opticon exhibition of Colorado scenery. 

Tuesday morning the usual group picture was taken on the steps of 

the state house. In the afternoon a parade was attempted. For once, how- 
ever, the Colorado weather proved untrue to the wheelmen, and a brisk 
shower drove them to shelter. As every hour of every day has some form 
of entertainment, the parade was abandoned. 

In the evening a smoker was given in the Colosseum. A splendid pro- 
gramme of boxing, wrestling, recitations, and musical numbers, aided 
by a liberal supply of refreshments, liquid and solid, kept the guests till a 
late hour. This entertainment is the best that was ever given at a League 
meet, and the 

Enthusiasm of the Visitors 

was unprecedented. Every one had a good time, and all vowed that if the 
rest of the week equaled the first part that Denver could lay claim to be the 
best entertainer in the country. 

During Tuesday, a large party, beaded by Howard E. Raymond and 
Thomas F.Sheridan, made a trip to the top of Pike's Peak, where they were 
caught in a snowstorm. Another party made the same trip Wednesday, 
while others took advantage of the runs scheduled, and Centurions Fairchild 
and Porter, with a large party, went on a century to Greeley. Another party 
went to Brighton and back, a distance of forty miles. A third division took 
train to Palmer Lake, which is 2,000 feet above the city, and coasted most 
of the way back. Still another division went to Morrison and back, a dis- 
tance of thirty-four miles, visiting Fort Logan on the way. Those who took 
none of these runs, and did not care to visit Pike's Peak took an all day trip 
over the loop to Georgetown. On the trip they saw some of 

The Most Picturesque Scenery 
in the world. 

Few of the racing men came to the city till this morning, but all are on 
hand now and the best of racing may be expected. The track is conven- 
iently situated near the city and is easily reached. The appointments are 
of the best and the track is one of the fastest in the country. In shape it is 
almost the exact counterpart of Waltham and the surface is similar to that 
of the Chicago track. Good time has already been made on it. On Mon- 
day Walter F. Foster rode a half-mile with pacemakers in :57 2 s. Tuesday 
Maddox made an unpaced mile in 2.12, riding easily and Otto Zeigler capped 
the climax by doing an unpaced mile in the remarkable time of 2:09'* 
this afternoon. It is clear that the California delegation will give the 
eastern Class B men a good shaking up and perchance a beating. 

John . S. Johnson will be here and will ride a Stearns. Chairman 
Raymond was consulted and said that if Johnson did not ride he 

Would he Suspended 
and the Minneapolis boy was notified to that effect. The Stearns people 
have been preparing to hold Johnson to his contract and were prepared to 
serve an injunction on him to prevent him from riding any other wheel than 
theirs. This left him between the devil and the deep sea. He finally 
capitulated and agreed to ride a Stearns. Whether he will ride to win or 
not remains to be seen, but Raymond will have his eye on him. 


London, August 11. — At the Heine Hill grounds today Zimmerman rode 
against the English quarter-mile record, :31 2 s. He succeeded in breaking 
it, doing the distance in :'30*°. Schofield and Banker also tried to lower the 
time for this distance, but could not get under it, their time being :31* s and 
:32'/5, respectively. 

In the five-mile international race Edwards was first; time, 12:19. 
Wheeler was second and Louvet third. During the last lap Zimmerman 
and Verheyen collided. The latter was thrown from his wheel and seriously 
hurt. Zimmerman was not injured to any extent. 

The five-mile professional tandem race resulted as follows: A. W. 
Harris and G. Banker first; Edwards and Relph second, James and Max 

Harry Wheeler rode with Louvet in this event. The chain on their 
machine broke on the first lap and they retired from the race. 

Rambler Team Goes East. 

Bliss. Githens, Lumsden, and Cooper did not go to Denver. They 
returned to Chicago from Ripon, and left Monday night for the east. It is 
said that they will go to Waltham, where Bliss will try to regain the records 
taken from him by Tyler. 



A. A. Hanson, 

of Minneapolis, Beats Spooner's Time For Tvventy- 
Four Hours— How It Was Done. 

Minneapolis, Minn., August 10. — One of the pluckiest rides ever 
made by a cyclist was finished this afternoon on the Minnehaha track by 
August Hanson. From the start at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon, Hanson 
had some of the hardest luck that ever befel a rider. Up to midnight he 
rode a pretty race, and shoving up the 6 hour American record from 103 
miles 770 yards to 110^ miles, a beat of over seven miles. After riding 
another mile he stopped for 14 minutes and 25 seconds for a rest and a rub 
down, and again at the 153d mile for 13 minutes and 55 seconds' rest. 

The trouble began here, for the rain so disastrous to a thinly clad rider 
began to fall. Beside the muscular pains caused by the cold rain, the mud 
began blocking his wheel, causing Hanson to use telling force to push his 
mount over the course. Despite the elements and heavy track, the plucky 
cyclist steadily rode on in the darkness in an endeavor to capture the 12- 
hour record of 203 % miles, but the handicap was too much. Hanson missed 
it by 1 minute 3 seconds. 

At 248 miles he was lifted off his wheel and allowed a rest of 6 minutes 
and 30 seconds. At the 257th mile the mud had covered his wheel and per- 
son an inch thick, and 2 minutes were consumed in cleaning it, there 
being no other wheel at hand. At 280 miles the pains became intolerable 
and he left the track for 20 minutes and 10 seconds, eating a hearty 
meal of milk toast. The fates were hard indeed at the 296th mile, when the 
mud blocked his wheel and Hanson took a header, falling with some force 
on his head. The attendants were immediately at his side, rubbing his 
neck, while others twisted the front wheel into shape again. Hanson was 
quickly on his wheel and away again. W. B. Jackson took Hanson up and 
went ten hard miles at his side, after which W. B. Berendt took him along 
for fifteen laps. Charles Peterson proved his good fellowship by breaking 
the wind for seventeen miles through the hardest of the rain, after which 
Ed Cregners stuck manfully by the record breaker's side for 2 hours. 

At 7 o'clock the pains began to leave Hanson and he steadily improved 
all the forenoon. At 18 hours he had covered 284 miles. At the 19th 
hour he was at the 300-mile mark, riding at a 3:20 clip with Burney Bird 

Hanson has the longed for 24-hour record well within his grasp and, 
barring accidents, will beat the record by from five to ten miles. 

For the next 2 hours Hanson rode cheerfully, although the dark lines 
about his face grew deeper, showing that his phenomenal ride was telling 
on him. At 11 o'clock a large number of spectators had gathered and 
cheered lustily as the Fowler steadily rolled up lap after lap. A few slow 
miles caused blue looks among Hanson's friends when W. J. Martin took 
the track and brought him around a mile in the surprising time of 3:04, 
showing that there was yet plenty of life in the Minneapolis boy. 

At 20 hours the 318th mile had been passed and twenty-nine miles were 
added to this at the 22d hour. At the 23d hour the score showed 326 
miles run and 12 miles 1,605 yards to go to tie the record. 

At this point Hanson was seized with a weakness, and was carried into 
the tent and rubbed down, a loss of 2 minutes and 10 seconds; "Billy" 
Walsh took him up on the remount and encouraged him to a good effort for 
several miles, when the speedy W. E. Becker took up the pace. The ter- 
rible strain of the night began to tell fearfully in the last half hour, the pace- 
makers and officials having all they could do to keep up the pace desired, 
but Hanson was willing and kicked away bravely. 

At 1:25 the Twin City Wheelmen and friends in the grand stand had 
worked themselves into a nervous excitement. But four miles remained of 
the dreaded record. Hanson had 6 minutes remaining to tie the record 
on the last mile and the crowd went wild. The pace was necessarily slow 
now for Hanson was in the last staaie of exhaustion. 

"Last mile," yelled Colie Bell, and away went the group bearing Han- 
son to the biggest victory ever won on a wheel, under similar difficulties. 

"Ready to time when he crosses the record mark," shouted Announcer 
Washburne, and a wild cheer went up as Hanson tied Spooner's record in 
the time of 23:55:30. With A]4 minutes remaining Hanson suddenly took 
on a new life and started out at a surprising pace to break the record as 
badly as possible. When the bell rang at the 24-hour dot it was found that 
Hanson, the heretofore untried Minneapolis rider, had established a new 
American record for 24 hours of 376 miles 466 yards, raising Spooner's 
record by 1 mile 629 yards. 

Hanson's actual riding time was 22:32:57. The Minneapolis Cycle 
Track Association will present Hanson with a magnificent trophy, inscribed 
as a reminiscence of the occasion. After a rub down Hanson declared that 
he never felt in better spirits. 


Riverton, N. J., August 11. — The pretty grounds of the Riverton 
Athletic Association were crowded to their utmost capacity this afternoon 
— it being the occasion of the Park Avenue Wheelmen's annual race meet. 
It was an ideal day for racing and only one accident happened to mar the 
day's pleasure. This occurred in the one-mile, 2:40 class. While the con- 
testants were about to round the turn at the clubhouse C. A. Church of the 
Chester Bicycle Club fell from his wheel mid C. A. Hensel, an unattached 
rider who was clrse by fell over him. Harry W. Lewis, of Swarthmore, Pa., 
was coming behind them at a rapid rate. In attempting to avoid running 

into the two men he lost control of his wheel and ran over the embankment. 
Lewis was thrown violently against a stake and the shock was so great that 
he broke his collar-bo^e. The other two unfortunate riders escaped with 
several bad cuts. 

There were nine events on the programme and outside of the first heat 
of the 2:40 class race there was a total absence of loafing, the races all being 
ridden in the time limits. E. A. Boffinger, of New York, was 

The Hero of the Day 
and his fine riding was a principal feature. He made his initial appearance 
in the first heat of the 2:40 class event and at once won the favor of the 
spectators by his plucky and daring riding. At the crack of thf pistol he 
was off leading the other contestants and from the exclamations of the 
crowd it was evident that they thought the New Yorker would soon tire. 
He fooled them, however, and as he warmed up he let out an extra lot of 
speed and soon gained a good lead, finally crossing the tape amid loud and 
enthusiastic applause. His time was 2:27-5, just '» of a second slower than 
the track record. 

The five-mile handicap was the most exciting event on the programme 
and the spectators fairly went wild when Boffinger won, the New Yorker 
being a favorite on account of his previous successes. It was a case of 
"scorch" all the way through. Boffinger set the pace and was pushed all 
the way by Robert McCurdy, the two men's wheels being lapped, almost the 
entire distance, finally finishing almost neck to neck. The time was the best 
ever made for the five miles in this vicinity. 


Denver, Colo., August 12. — There was considerable interest mani- 
fested in the relay, and at 10 o'clock tonight, 5,000 people assembled at the 
courthouse to see the finish. Governor Waite and General McCook waited 
patiently for themessage.and looked relieved when at 10:37 George L. McCar- 
thy dashed up and handed a packet to Arthur D. Black, vice-consul of the 
Illinois division. Mr. Black took the packet and turned it over to the gov- 
ernor, who tore off the wrapper and read the letter from President Cleveland's 
private secretary. He then replied as follows. 
To His Excellency, the President of the United States: 

On this, the 12th day of August, at 10:37 p. m.. I received from George L. 
McCarthy, the last relay wheelman, the message written to me by your private secre- 
tary and delivered to the first relay man at Washington last Monday noon. The 
entire 2,037 miles has been made without interruption or serious accident, and the 
feat will long be a memento of the endurance and skill of the American wheelmen. 
Vast numbers are now assembled in this city rejoicing over the finale of this great 
achievement. In their name I send congratulations. David H. Waite, 

Governor of Colorado. 

He also addressed Mr. Black as follows: "It is my pleasant duty to 
congratulate you, Mr. Black, as the manager and promoter of this great 
enterprise, upon its auspicious termination. You have aroused a new 
interest in that beneficent invention, the wheel, which has already produced 
so extraordinary a change in locomotion. The fact is, the wheel is the 
greatest invention of modern times, 'wheels in the head' always excepted. 
The grand achievement just attained, by which American wheelmen in 6 
days and 12 hours have compassed 2,037 miles on our public highways, 
challenges the admiration of the world, and will long remain proof, not only 
of the skill and speed of the American wheelmen, but also of your own 

General McCook then read General Greeley's letter and his response, 
thus closing the exercises in relation to the finish of the race. 

It took 6 days, 12 hours, and 37 minutes to make the ride from Washing- 
ton, a gain of 36 hours over the schedule. 

The Highani Road Race. 

H. W. Higham, the old English professional champion who has for the 
last twelve years been following the bicycle business in Washington, D. C, 
now looms up before us as a race promoter. At the present he is hard at it 
perfecting arrangements for his twenty-mile road race, to be run on the 
Washington conduit road October 16. The course is finely macadamized, 
and should the proper man get on it the chances for the twenty-mile record 
holding will be very slim. It was on this road that Wahl, Feister, and 
Yeatman broke the 24-hour American road record. This road is also the 
one on which, in the days of the old ordinary, the teams of the Columbia 
and Arlington Wheelmen fought so gamely for championship honors. 
Donations received of many of the large bicycle firms, the latest being from 
the Eclipse company, of Beaver Falls, Pa., being one of their nineteen-pound 
racing wheels, have swelled up the prize list considerably. 

Stanwood Making Good Progress. 

Elyria, Ohio, August 14. — At 9 o'clock this morning Frank Stanwood, 
who is endeavoring to ride between Chicago and New York in eight days, 
reached Elyria. He was in good health and spirits. He made seventy-one 
miles Saturday, 177 Sunday, and 133 yesterday. He is slightly ahead of his 
schedule time and is confident of making the run on time. 

The Young Men's Christian Association of Chicago has nine depart- 
ments and six of them have active bicycle clubs. These clubs have 
arranged an inter-department bicycle race meet for Saturday August 25 at 
the Thirty-Fifth street track. The price of admission to these races has 
been placed at 25 cents. The committee on arrangements are: J. H. 
Gutches, W. A. Norton, W. M. Vineyard, C. W. Bassett_and H. W.JMixsell. 





Another Meet at the Famous Seaside Resort— Tyler Wins a Fine 

Five-Mile Race 

New York, August 13.— The two days' race meet of the Asbury Park 
Athletic Association was run last Friday and Saturday, and was a gigantic 
success, thanks to the persevering work of W. M. Perrett, who was given 
entire charge of the tournament. On the first day there were about twenty- 
five hundred persons present, and fully four thousand were there on Saturday. 
Of this 0,500 total, there were actually less than two hundred dead heads. 
The prize list amounted to $1,600. Minus that and the other minor expenses, 
the association must have been more than satisfied. From a racing stand- 
point the racing was all that could be asked. On Friday the thirty races, 
including trial heats, etc., were run off in exactly 2 hours 50 minutes. The 
second day's races were just as prompt, so much so in fact that the Class B 
men present objected to their being run so close together, claiming that 
there was not enough time between heats for a decent rub down. This 
made no difference to the management who continued to rush matters 
generally, regardless of the competitors wishes and requests. 

It must be said, perhaps by a coincidence, but nevertheless it is true, 
that at every race meet given in Asbury Park, some unpleasantness springs 
up between the riders and officials. This time it occurred on Friday in a 
Class B heat, on which a time limit of 2:40 had been placed by Referee 
Prial. The men failed to ride it that fast, and the referee immediately dis- 
qualified Taylor, Miller, and Arnold, who had finished first, second, and 
third in the heat. Mr. Prial would not allow the men to run it over, nor 
would he allow the three to sUrt in the final, under protest, as they wished 
to do. Taylor and Arnold felt very bitter toward Prial, who, Taylor claims, 
takes particular delight in humiliating him on every opportunity. Later on 
in the day when Taylor came out to ride in the one-mile handicap, he took 
his place on scratch according to his handicap allottment on the programme. 
The referee once more called Mr. Taylor down by telling him to take 30 
yards. When Taylor remonstrated, saying that he was willing to start 
from scratch, according to the programme, he was told either to take 30 
yards or not ride, to which he replied, "Then I shall not ride." It was 
comical to hear Taylor's trainer, Harry Leeming, argue with Referee Prial 
on what the L. A. W. racing rules were, during which controversy Leeming 
expressed himself in his typical "forcible" manner. 

It had been generally conceded that but few Class B men would be 
present, yet the following were there, and served to make some excellent 
contests: Tyler, Taylor, Graves, Coleman, Silvie, Ganse, Wells, Miller, 
Helfert, Warren, Nelson, Arnold, Barnett, Steenson, Brandt, Thatcher, 
Mulliken, and Cleveland. 

G. W. Evans, a negro living in Brooklyn, created quite an amount of 
gossip among the Asburyites, the majority of whom seemed to think it 
against L. A. W. rules to allow a negro to compete with white men. F. P. 
Prial did not arrive until 3:30 p. m., owingto having taken a train from New 
York, which only went as far as Long Branch, eight miles short of Asbury 
Park. After some figuring on next arrival of trains, etc., he decided that 
time could be saved by hiring a horse and buggy, which he did, and at 3:30 
o'clock, when the clatter of a horse's hoofs were heard in the distance, 
drawing nearer and nearer, the crowd wondered what was up. Clatter — ty — 
clatter — slam — bang — whoa! whoa! ! — and like PhineusFogg in "Around the 
World," F. P. Prial referee of the meet, appeared, and in his quiet and 
characteristic tone, announced, "Gentlemen, I am here." 

"Pop" Zimmerman was there in all his glory, telling stories of Arthur's 
trip abroad, as gleaned by him from the champion's personal letters to his par- 
ents. There was a rather stiff wind blowing on the backstretch, but the 
times made, were, as a rule, excellent. A strike was narrowly averted in 
the last race of the second day. It was in the five-mile Class B open, and 
there were twelve starters. Before coming out, the men had all mutually 
agreed, that should a time limit of le-s than 14 minutes be placed on the 
race, the entire field would dismount together and leave the track. Luckily, 
however, it was announced to them that a "time limit of 14 minutes had 
been placed on this event with no run-over." But few realized what the 
smile meant which was plainly discernible on each man's face as the "14 
minutes" was uttered: That was as low as could be gotten without a strike 
resulting, yet Referee Prial knew nothing of it. 

On Friday night the A. P. A. A. tendered a ride into the country to 
Rhode Island Point, to all the officials, which was thoroughly enjoyable, and 
resulted in a clam bake, with Piper Heidsick and Perfectos afterward. 
Harry Leeming created a great amount of excitement by telling Mr.Kirkbride, 
(whose hospitality was being enjoyed) what he thought of the entire A. P. A. A. 
and Mr. Kirkbride. And this, too, after having partaken of their eatables, 
cigars and wine. A stormy argument followed, during which Leeming 
admitted that, — "when a man was full of wine, he spoke what he thought, 
without discretion, so although what he said was right, he most humbly 
begged Mr. Kirkbride's pardon, as well as the A. P. A. A. generally." This 
really made matters worse than ever, — but everything was finally adjusted, 
and the party started on the homeward trip full of wit and wine. 

The principal event of the second day was the successful attempt of 
George C. Smith to break the half-mile track record, held by Zimmerman, 
and to also establish a state record for the same distance. Harry Martin 
took him the first quarter in :30 2 s, and W. F. Sims paced him home the 
total time being 1:02 2 ^ for the distance, which lowers the former time from 
1:07. When the time was announced to the spectators they acted like so 
many lunatics, so intense was their applause, so voluminous their enthu- 

siasm. Smith is the idol of Asbury Park, and his nervousness, while on the 

celebrated board-walk there, is laughable when any one points him out as 

"George Smith, the champion of the world." If there is one thing that 

George dislikes it is "notoriety," and be it said-to his credit, he is at least 

one "crack-a-jack" that is not troubled with that awful malady, — swelled 


First Day's Summaries: 

Two-thirds mile, Class B, run in two heats and final. II C. Tyler, fii t. Fred Graves, 
second; Watson Coleman, third. Time. 1:42. 

( me mile, I pen only to New Jersey riders, two lieats am) final. — G. Fred Royce, fii 
F. L. Blauvelt, second; Monte Scott, third. Time, 2:37 ' . 

One-mile open, Class B, two heats and final.— H. C. Tyler, first; Watson Coleman, 
second; W. J. Helfert. third. Time, 2:37' s. In this race Taylor, Miller, and Arnold 
finished as named in the second heat, but were disqualified lor being; outside time limit. 

One-third mile open. Class A, four heats and final.— George C Smith, first; II. F. Allen, 
Springfield, second; H. B. Martin. Asbury Park, thud. Time, :45V£. 

Two-mile handicap. Class B.- E. F. Miller. 120 yards, first; \V. 11. Mulliken; ISO yards, 
second; I. A. Silvie. 170 yards, third. Time, 4:3* 

One mile handicap, Class A, six lieats and final.— I. H. Harrison, Asbury Park, 130 
yards, first; J. M. Baldwin, Newark, 100 yards, second; \Y. F. Sims, Washington, 25 yards, 
third. Time. 2:15. 

One-third mile. Junior Athletic Association, members only. M. W. Fomev. Asbury 
Park, first; Arthur Hulick, Asbury Park, second; E. J. Reid, Long Branch, third. Time, :50. 
Second Day's Summaries: 

One mile handicap, Class B, two heats and final.— 1. A. Silvie, 120 yards, first; W. H. 
Helfert, 65 yards, second; A. H. Barnett, 100 yards, third. Time, 2:22- f. . 

Two-thirds mile open. Class A, four heats and final.— George C. Smith, first; W. F. 
Sims, Washington, second; Monte Scott. Plainfield. third. Time. 1:37. 

In this event the cream of Class A men in the east qualified with the 
exception of F. J. Jenny, who was not present. The following started in 
the final heat, which was the prettiest contested race of the meet: Smith, 
Blauvelt, Scott, Royce, Sims, Martin, and Darmer. At the start Smith 
sized the field up and wore a "worried look," for all the men who claim to 
be his equals, or near it, were there. When the bell tapped for the last lap 
the X. Y. A. C. crack jumped into the lead with Sims second; on the back- 
stretch the pace became a veritable hurricane, with Royce gradually moving 
up through the bunch, until the far turn was reached, when Sims and 
Blauvelt pulled up on even terms with Smith, who seemed to be fairly 
flying. As the turn into the homestretch was made — crash! down went 
Royce over and over, the fall being caused by his front wheel coming in 
contact with Blauvelt's rear. Smith caught the pole here and amid wild 
shouts of enthusiasm he proved conclusively his superiority over all his 
rivals by leaving them and winning all out by two full lengths. Royce was 
not hurt, but the rim of his wheel was broken. 

( Ine-mile open. Class B, two heats and final.— H. C. Tyler, first; Fred Graves, second; 
W. H. Helfert, third. Time, 2:25. An easy win for Tyler. 

One mi'e handicap, Class A, five heats and final. — Ray Dawson, 75 yards, hist; E. L. 
Blauvelt, 20 yards, second; Monte Scott, 30 yards, third. Time, 2:191 b . Inches only between 
the fi'st five men. A beautiful finish. 

Two-thirds mile handicap, open only to Junior Athletic Association members. — M W. 
Forney, Asbury Park, scratch, first; Arthur Hulick. Asbury Park, 25 yards, second. Time, 
t:16 4 :.. 

Five-mile open. Class B. — H. C. Tyler, first; E. F. Miller, second; W. H. Mulliken, 
third; Fred Graves, fourth. Time, 12:46Vs. 

This event was truly a great race in many ways. There was a 14-min- 
ute time limit placed on it with no run-over. Tyler, Miller, Mulliken, Tay- 
lor, Arnold, Silvie, Brandt, Graves, Cleveland, Barnett, Ganse, and Helfert, 
started. At the end of the first mile, Taylor, who seems to have played in 
singularly hard luck at this tournament, was compelled to withdraw, owing 
to his saddle having come loose. It was the first race meet at which he 
rode his green-rimmed Orient, he having left the Victor people. At the 
completion of the following lap, Helfert was compelled to quit, owing to a 
deflated tire. On the first lap of the third mile Harry Arnold was thrown 
violently at the head of the stretch, having touched Silvie's wheel with his. 
He was apparently knocked out, but soon came around in good shape. At 
the far turn, beginning the fourth mile, Silvie and Brandt took what seemed 
to be a terrific tumble, yet neither man was injured beyond a few cuts and 
bruises. Entering the last lap it seemed as if Harry Tyler had made up 
his mind to show those present how he could ride if need be, so letting out 
a link he fairly walked away from the rest of the field, and without a waver 
and as straight as an arrow he sailed home, a winner by ten lengths; Miller 
beating Mulliken a half length for second place. 


They have some fast men out in Oregon, and according to a claim for 
record recently made, Bliss, Johnson, and Tyler are not in it with these 
flyers. The following clipping from a Portland, Ore., paper tells of the 
wonderful times made on the beach, with a strong wind on the riders' 
backs: "In the recent bicycle races at Long Beach, Charles R. Frazier, of 
the Multnomah Amateur Athletic Club, broke the world's record in the one 
and ten mile events on standing starts. His time in the first event was 
1:46%, and in- the second 23 minutes flat. Both were straightaway road 
races, but still the time reduces all roadster and track records. Howard 
Hewitt, the well-known local expert, says that Frazier lowered the one-mile 
standing-start record recently established by J. P. Bliss by neary fifty sec- 
onds. In the ten-mile race, he lowered the record by two or three minutes. 
Some doubt is expressed as to whether the records will be admitted, as 
Frazier had the wind at his back along the entire route. The ten-mile race 
was from ( >cean Park to Tinker's Hotel. The one-mile race was won by 
Frazier on July 28, and the ten-mile on the 30th. 

J. B. Farmer, on a Munger, lowered the five-mile record of the Pla/u 
course, Chicago, to 13:35, a cut of 29 seconds. 



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The success of Arthur Augustus Zimmerman across the pond seems to 
have aroused the cupidity of "Me and Johnny," and we now hear vague ru- 
morsof Johnson turning professional and crossing the broad Atlantic, there to 
meet "Jersey" and endeavor to get some of the gold that the man from Ma- 
nasquan has accumulated since leaving the land of his forefathers. A good 
many people seem to think that this is all newswaper talk, but recent de- 
velopments seem to throw some light on the subject. Tom Eck recognizes 
the fact that the French would pay a big round sum to see a race between 
Zimmerman and Johnson, and it is not at all improbable that the wily trainer 
is not already in correspondence with the managers ot the French tracks. 
Then Johnny's recent trouble with E. C. Stearns & Co. has helped to bring 
matters to a crisis, and we hazard a guess that Johnny is just about ready 
to flop. 

From Denver we learn that Chairman Raymond has set his foot down 
and declared that Johnson must live up to his contract and ride a Yellow 
Fellow or else leave the amateur ranks. We do not think that Johnny likes 
this dose, and it is probable that after the Denver meet one of the brill- 
iant stars in the B ranks will disappear and Sanger will have one less man 
to dispose of in his fight for the championship. 

Should Johnson imitate Zim and turn pro it will be a good thing for 
professionalism, and Troy will find it easier to carry out his cherished scheme 
of having a series of professional races this winter. Johnson has always 
borne a good reputation as an amateur, and very few charges, if any, of 
tricky riding, have been made against him. He has always been quite a 
favorite with the public, and certainly a very strong candidate for the 
mantle discarded by Zimmerman. 


It has been the practice of race promoters in various parts of the coun- 
try to put Class B races on their programmes and then, if there were not 
more than half a dozen entries, to declare the races off. The road of the B 
men these days is not exactly a bed of roses, and when he travels to a meet 
and finds that B races have been declared off, it is anything but pleasant. 

Therefore those of this ilk will hail with delight the decision of Chair- 
man Raymond this week. The promoter of a meet at Pontiac, 111., had 
placed several B races on his programme, and receiving but five entries, 
tried to declare the races off. The B men appealed to the chairman of the 
Racing Board, who was passing through Chicago on his way to Denver, 
and Mr. Raymond delivered his decision. He ruled that B races could not 
be declared off where there were more than three entries, without the con- 
sent of the contestants. This decision is but right, and one that will help 
the poor, downtrodden B man. 


Referee Proctor, in racing men's parlance, is a "bird." A man who 
will plan a time limit of 7:15 on a three-mile lap race and expect the men 
to ride can not be well versed in racing. True, the racing rules say that 
time limits may be placed on any race, but that does not warrant him in 
deciding that the men must get out and ride in record time. As every 
one knows, a lap race is the hardest kind of a race to ride, the killing sprint 

at the end of each lap is sapping the strength of even a Sanger. We do 
not blame the men a bit in refusing to ride at Minneapolis and hope that 
Chairman Raymond will investigate the charges made by the men, and if 
he finds them true refuse sanctions in the future. Race meet promoters 
who will place a limit so low that it will be impossible for the men to get 
under it so that he will save the prize should be shown scant courtesy. 


Toroxto, Ont., August 14. — Excellent time and magnificent finishes 
were the features of the first day's races of the Toronto B. C, at Rosedale, 
Saturday. Several Canadian competition records were smashed to 
smithereens, and the novice particularly, was a cyclonic affair, the third 
heat being run in 2:26, the fastest time on record for a "colt" race. The half- 
mile competition record of 1:07*5, held by F. J. Osmond, the Britisher, was 
lowered no less than four times; first by Harley Davidson to 1:06; then to 
1:05' by Harbottle; again to 1:05'* by the same man, and finally to 1:05 
flat by Davidson in the half-mile handicap from scratch. 

The quarter-mile tandem record of :27 45 , with flying start, and against 
time, by Titus and Cabanne at Minneapolis, August 10, took a severe drop. 
Hyslop and Frank Moore did the last quarter in the mile tandem event in 
:26' : , a drop of a full second from the previous mark. G. Marshall Wells, 
the Canadian champion, was an interested spectator, but owing to a* bad 
fall received at Guelph a week ago, was unable lo compete. Several times 
he became so excited during close finishes, that he virtually danced about. 
His innermost thoughts probably were, "Oh, if I only could have ridden, 
what fun I would have had." But Harbottle, Davidson, McKellar, and Rob- 
ertson did some magnificent work, and "Marsh" would not have had a cinch 
by any means. Hyslop, the new benedict, was heartily cheered as he came 
to the tape, and it was easy to be seen that he still occupied a warm place 
in the hearts of the Canadian cycling "fans." "Pop" Foell, C. H. Christ, 
and E. F. Leonert, Buffalo's representatives, were on hand, but did not cut 
much of a figure. Foell ran second to Alf Young in the two-mile 5:40 class 
trial heat, but was slow in coming out at the final, and was left at the post. 
A Hot Novice Race. 

Twenty-two aspirants for novice honors were on hand, and the maiden 
event was divided into three heats and a final. The success of the new- 
rule was immediatley demonstrated. For novices the pace was extremely 
hot, and in the first two heats the pacemakers finished way back. The 
third heat was a continuous rush, and the pace was divided, so that only 
two qualified. The final heat was held over until Monday. In the half 
mile open the Canadians were sharp. There were twelve starters, among 
them Harbottle, Davidson, Robertson, and Hyslop. Two heats were run 
and a final, the two first named in the first heat, and the latter two in the 
the second. Miln was up as the "donkey" in the first heat, and no atten- 
tion was paid to Foell, the Buffalonian. The pace was hot, extremely so, 
and rounding the last turn Harbottle dashed to the front with Foell a good 
second, and Robertson shut out, although almost going a dead heat, with 
Foell for the place. Young was the mark in the second heat. He did his 
work nobly, and was only killed off in the homestretch when Davidson, 
McKellar, and Hyslop dashed by, going like fiends. Davidson had the 
heat, and McKellar and Hyslop fought like tigers for the place, the former 
triumphing by only a foot. Young started in the final heat as though shot 
from a catapult. Davidson, McKellar, Harbottle, and Foell were close 
behind, riding like demons. On the second lap he gave up the ghost and 
Davidson took the pace with the other three only a length astern. The 
four rode like a cyclone through the backstretch, and in sprint home a 
blanket would have covered the quartet. Harbottle had the advantage, 
however, and won with the smallest kind of a margin. The Canadian com- 
petition record for two miles 

Took A Decided Drop 
in the second heat of the two-mile, 5:40 class. Miln did the pacing for 
first mile when Foell and Crow came up. They alternated at a rattling 
clip until the stretch was reached, when a dark figure shot out from the 
bunch like a rocket. Foell and Crow came up fast and almost ran a dead 
heat for second only a length behind Alf Young who landed the heat and 
the record. The final was uninteresting. Foell was left at the post, and 
Rogers and Young had a cinch, the former winning by a length. 

The record breaker of the day was the mile tandem event. Robertson 
and Doane, a pair who have gone a half in :58 in practice, and "Billy" 
Hyslop and Moore were the only contestants. The two doubles started off 
leisurely with Robertson and Doane in front. Soon "Bill" and mate began 
to rush matters. Turning into the backstretch for the last time away they 
flew on even terms. Soon it was seen that the last quarter would be a 
scorcher, and they were timed from the three-quarter pole. Into the home- 
stretch they came like wild-cat locomotives. Robertson and Doane were a 
bit in the lead, but at the very tape it seemed as though Hyslop and mates 
had virtually lifted their machine across, so fast did they come, winning by 
the smallest fraction. 

Two heats were run in the half-mile handicap. Davidson was at 
scratch in the first, and had a limit of 75 yards and a field of thirteen men 
to overcome. He rode grandly and passed man after man, only reaching 
the front on the homestretch and coming home in 1:05. A limit man 
triumphed in the second heat as Harbottle, who was at scratch, had the 
faster men ahead of him and could not overcome their lead. In the final, 
the first three men in the second heat won, and the back markers were not 
in the hunt at any stage of the race. 


Gossip of the Recent Cuea Cup Race — Past Mile Made by Tau- 
tlemons on the Road — Other News. 

London, August 4.- -As you have already received exhaustive accounts 
of the Cuca '24-hour race, which I described up to the 22d hour 
in my last letter, it is unnecessary for me to refer to the subject here, except 
to draw your attention to the admirable report given in the Cyclist from the 
pen of Harry J. Swindley, who sat in the timekeeper's box throughout the 
entire struggle. In accomplishing 460 miles 1,296 yards, Shorland not only 
secured the 8500 trophy as his own property, but upset the French figures 
established by Huret. There can be no doubt that the last half of the com- 
petition punished Shorland severely, and he has told all his numerous inter- 
viewers that he will not start again in an all day path race. Fontaine was 
a colossal disappointment. His difficulties arose through his food disagree- 
ing with him. Petersen's ride was a fine one, and quite unexpected. The 
same remarks apply to the fourth and fifth men — J. P. K. Clark and A. F. 
Ilsley — who were never expected to go right through. In fact Clark's 423 
miles was quite as astonishing to his fellow clubmen as J. M. James' per- 
formance in 1892. 

H. H. Griffin, the cycling statistician and handicapper, was present at 
Heme Hill, and for the second year won the pressmen's sweep by naming 
early in the day 461 miles 164 yards as the distance Shorland would cover 
in the full time. This prophecy proved only 628 yards in excess of what 
Shorland actually performed. 

It is stated freely that the recent action of the chief constable of Hunt- 
ingdonshire, who has instructed all his police to stop road racing and bring 
offenders to justice, will most likely compel the abandonment of the North 
Road 24-hour road race. His intervention is said to be due to the number 
of accidents which have occurred of late upon this road. It is felt in some 
quarters that cyclists interested in road raci g should combine to obtain 
permission to indulge in speed riding along the level and deserted high- 

On Wednesday, A. A. Chase, whose recent remarkable performances 
on the road will be remembered by your readers, rode fifty miles in 2:07*15, 
and continuing completed the 100 in 4:39:28, both times being new records. 
Smyth and Hoch, who paced on a tandem safety, were level at 50 and 100 
miles, and also made tandem records. 

E. Oxborrow and H. H. Sansom, the well known professional riders, 
accomplished a marvelous performance on the North Road yesterday. 
They covered a level measured mile, straightaway, in the fresh world's 
record time of 1:53%. The timers were E. A. Powell and C. B. K vans, both 
officials of the Road Records Association. This record beats the previous 
best (on a track) of 1:54**, by J. P. Bliss, at Waltham, Mass. 

C. W. Hartung. 


Louisville, August 13. — As stated last week, Howard W. Jefferis 
started at midnight Thursday with the intention of trying for the 
24-hour state record. He started at that hour to avoid the vehicles 
that would be encountered during the first few hours at any other time. 
The wisdom of this was shown when he made the first 100 miles in 5:58, 
beating any record ever made in the south, as well as establishing a new- 
state record. A few weeks ago C. A. Harvey made the record of 6:28. 
After making the first 100 miles, Jefferis was compelled to rest on account 
of stomach trouble and to alleviate this was given a strong drink of brandy 
with an egg. As soon as he drank this he became worse and in the following 
2 hours and 50 minutes only rode thirty-five miles when he was compelled 
to give up the attempt. The temperature at that time was 96 in the shade 
and after making a round of the five-mile course, he did not perspire a 
particle and for fear of a sunstroke was compelled to give up his attempt. 
He was put under a physician's care, who soon succeeded in warding off 
the prostration and he is now able to be about again, though very weak from 
the effects. It has since been learned that the trainer was warned by I)r 

ways. It is in passing through the towns along the route that the accidents 
usually occur. 

The weather is anything but favorable for the Southern Counties camp, 
which opens today at Slough. There is every indication of rain which will 
surely affect the attendance of campers, besides marring the appearance of 
the scene. On Thursday evening the preparations were in a rather back- 
ward state, and a little band of enthusiasts were busy in pitching bell tents 
and arranging the various club inclosures. The London County, Pickwick, 
Stanley, and Wadsworth clubs, were already represented, but the general 
scheme appears to be on narrower lines than in preceding years. 

A party of Surrey Wheelers C.C., conducted by Mr. C.Lane, will leave 
Newhaven next Tuesday for a tour via Rouen, Amiens, Beauvais, etc., 
starting from Dieppe. The Society of Cyclists also announce a continental 
trip of a week's duration, leaving England on September 8, and riding from 
Cherbourg through part of Normandy and Brittany to St. Malo. 

A meeting was held last Saturday at Anderton's Hotel of a number of 
agents innhe cycle trade, and a cycle agents' union was there and then 
formed. Addresses were delivered by agents from all parts of the king- 
dom, a strong provisional committee elected with power to add to their 
number, and Mr. J. Mason appointed secretary pro tern. Mr. Mason, whose 
travels for the New Howe Co. have brought him into contact with many 
members of the trade, initiated the movement, which promises to prove 
useful to all bona-fide agents. 

L. C. Papenfus, of Johannesburg, has been granted a license to race in 
this country as an amateur. 

For next Saturday H. O. Duncan has announced a great international 
race meeting at Heme Hill. Besides England and America, France, Italy, 
Spain, and Belgium will be represented. The entrance for the five-mile 
scratch race, open to cash prize riders (prizes S50, S30, $20, and 810), and the 
five-mile tandem safety race include Zimmerman, Wheeler, Edwards, 
Harris, Yerheyen, Max, and Echalie. There will be also some 
events for amateurs. 

Irwin not to give him any alcoholic stimulants during the day on account 
of the heat, but to no avail as the result shows. The trainer attributes 
the whole trouble to the intense heat at the time, but in this he can find no 
champions as the man under his care was perspiring freely until the brandy 
was given him. 

It is strange that two brothers, Thomas E. and Howard W. Jefferis, 
under the same trainer should meet with disastrous results. Thomas E. is 
unable to do any racing for the balance of the season* at the risk of his life, 
on account of being overtrained until the muscles surrounding his heart 
were very severely strained. Howard's overtraining affected him in his 
stomach, which troubled him a great deal for a couple of days before his 

A new athletic club is being organized here, to be called the Prince 
Wells Athletic Club. While called an athletic club, yet more attention 
will be paid to cycling, as every one knows, when Wells is connected with 
it. Grounds will be chosen in the suburbs south of the city, and a track 
made and stands erected. The plans are not yet fully determined upon, 
but a public meeting will be called at one of the large halls, at which every 
one interested in cycling will be invited to attend. The west end cycle 
track scheme is progressing very slowly, but all evidence shows it will 
finally be successful. 

Local wheelmen are aroused and are determined to fight for their rights 
as they have never done before. They have at la§t discovered that the 
city fathers are discriminating against hacks and bicycles in compelling 
them to carry lights at night, while every other vehicle can have the privi- 
lege of the streets without lights. So many wheels have been wrecked by 
collisions with buggies, etc., on dark streets that a halt must be called. 
There is an average of one collision every night from this cause, the cycler 
not seeing the other vehicle until too late to turn out of the way; the driver 
sees the wheel, but will not turn out of the way. So far fifteen pages of 
names have been signed to the petition to make every vehicle carry a 

6 £A ^>aJ 


They Refuse to Ride in a Three-Mile Lap Race at. Minneapolis 
Under a Time Limit of 7:15. 

Minneapolis, Minn., August 10. — The right hand of fellowship 
among the Class B men of today was prominent at the race meet of the 
Minneapolis Cycle Track Association on Minnehaha track this aiternoon. 
Not one of a half dozen and more men would appear upon the track until 
all could appear on equal terms. Ripon was so very attractive, or rather 
Ripon's fair ladies were so very attractive, that three score men were 
forced (all liked the force) to stay over another day. Consequently it was 
midnight Thursday before the special train pulled out of Ripon for the 
Flour City. That train carried forty very tired and very reluctant men 
into Minneapolis at 1:20 Friday. The races were scheduled for 2 p. m. 
Orders were given for transportation of that great baggage-car full of 
bicycle trunks and the party went at once to the West Hotel for dinner. 
But the best laid plans, etc. No trunks were at the track at 3 o'clock. 
None were there at 4 o'clock and one large load only appeared at about 
4:30. This bore the baggage of the Rambler and Cleveland teams and 
"Pye" Bliss, in a new pink suit, Githens, Lumsden, Cooper, all on copper 
rims, Cabanne, Dr. Brown, and L. C. Johnson appeared for practice. So 
did John S. Johnson, looking strong and well after his rest of ten days. 
Before the races Johnson said he would 

Refuse to Ride 
if the men's trunks did not come. 

F. M. Washburne, the announcer, announced the mile open, Class B, 
race several times, but no men appeared. He was determined the race 
should be run. But the racing men did not appear. The managers of the 
Rambler and Cleveland teams and J. S. Johnson gave their alternative. In 
the meantime all the Class A events, but the ten-mile team race, which 
St. Paul won, were run, and in the interim Fred J. Titus and L. D. Cabanne 
were offered a $25 prize for an exhibition tandem mile, this to be increased 
to §75 providing the tandem record of 1:59, made by the same pair at Ripon 
on Wednesday, was broken. Then came unexpectedly the most sensational 
performance of a season, full of just such surprising performances. The 
men were going alone, but Manager Atkins proffered the services of A. E. 
Lumsden and H. A. Githens, the tandem pair that carried Bliss so suc- 
cessfully a portion of his record-breaking feats. This fast pair, tandem 
pacing tandem, carried the great record-breaking team to the quarter in 
:29Vi, and to the half in :57. There they dropped and Titus steered that 
tandem (Titus does all the steering, the rear bars being fixed solid) to the 
three-quarters in 1:25. Down the long straight the two came unpaced, the 
last quarter in :27 4 -, the mile in the wonderful time of 1:52 4 ', world's record 
by a clean cut of 6 J /fc seconds, and the 

Fastest Purely Bicycle Paced Mile 
ever ridden. Mike Dirnberger's time in 1:51, horse paced, still remains, 
but for how long is very uncertain with this pair cracking away at it, and the 
strong probability that each of several men can hold any pace they set. 
Tonight it is said Titus will follow Cabanne and A. I. Brown on the 
tandem tomorrow. 

Stop and think. Tyler required three tandem teams specially trained 
to carry him a mile in a second slower time than these novices at the work 
went, unpaced at that for half the distance. Titus sits too low on the sad- 
dle by three inches, and can not raise the post. The handle-bars are too low, 
and three inches too wide, so that his knees strike, while Cabanne also is 
uncomfortable. The tandem was only received August 4, and five days 
later the men broke record on first trial, rode three half-miles within 20 min- 
utes, and without a dismount of less than a minute each, and seven days 
later cut six seconds and more off their own record. When thinking, realize 
what this means, and its significance as compared to the present world's 
record for the mile, either flying or standing. The mile record, with the 
teams in today's great event, and on just such a mile track as was used today, 
smooth and hard, can be lowered to 1:48. 

The Day Was Not Perfect 
for record breaking. A wind swirled round and round, and appearing from 
nowhere, disappeared into nowhere. This was more confusing and bother- 
some than a head wind. 

Immediately after the record breaking the only Class B event of the 
day, the mile open, was run. Sanger, Johnson, Bald, MacDonald, Titus, 
and others competed. The referee placed a time limit of 2:20 on the race, 
and refused to place in a pacemaker. The race was run in 2:34 and was 
not allowed. MacDonald took the pace at the outset, and J. S. Johnson fin- 
ished out the half. Bald came out then, and at the quarter Johnson passed 
him like a shot with Sanger in full cry after him. Johnson's sudden jump 
had netted him a length, and for every inch of this he fought. Sanger, with 
E. C. Johnson in tow, pressed up closer, and closer, found his strength not 
equal, and lost the contest by a foot in a pretty finish, Ray MacDonald 
fighting pluckily, and taking close fourth to E. C. Johnson's third. Bald 
sat up when Johnson jumped by, and gained a lead, he knew it was hope- 
less to try to overtake him. 

Bliss had his wrist examined today, and a doctor's certificate tonight 
says he will not be able to ride for ten days. 

There is an unconfirmed rumor tonight that the Rambler team will not 
go to Denver in consequence. Goehler, the Buffalonian, who was so 

Severely Hurt at Ripon, 
when a pedal started its way into the lad's head, was riding today in prac- 
tice, to the surprise of all, 

John S. Johnson denied today that he was going abroad, and it is said 
he will discontinue circuit chasing for a while, and after due rest, go after 
those much-prized mile records. 

Through the handicapping, the Class A races of today were uninterest- 
ing, the limits being the unheard-of distances of 300 yards in the mile, and 
500 in the two-miles. The scratch men were nowhere, and the times, in 
consequence, surprising — 2:05 l 4 for the mile and 4:27 for the two-mile. St. 
Paul won the ten-mile team race. The crowd howled when Johnson beat 
Sanger. But Sanger remembers Chicago, and grows thinner and thinner 
and weaker in consequence. Wise ones on the circuit prescribe a quart of 
mucilage, taken internally, and Sanger laughs good-naturedly. 


One-mile novice. — A. E. Mertens. St. Paul, first; E. J. Clarke, second; John Nillson' 
Minneapolis, third; Pete Sather, Minneapolis, fourth. Time, 2:31K. 

One-mile state championship, time limit 2:30.— Burney Bird, St. Paul, first; M.C. 
Ewing, Minneapolis, second; Chas. Hofer, St. Paul, third; J. O. Ewing, Minneapolis, 
fourth. Time, 2:35K- 

One-mile handicap, Class A.— Bert L. Mead, Winona, 30u yards, first; Pete Sather, 
Minneapolis, 300 yards, second; L. A. Stales, Worthington, 300 yards, third. Time, 2:05}i, 

Two-mile handicap, Class A.— Bert L. Mead, Winona, 500 yards, first; J. O. Ewing, 
Minneapolis, 300 yards, second; G. A. Madison, St. Paul, 325 yards, third. Time, 4:27. Time 
for first mile, 2:23, made by Burney Bird, St. Paul. 

One-mile open, Class B. — John S. Johnson, Minneapolis, first; W. C. Sanger, second; 
E. C. Johnson, third; R. MacDonald, fourth; R. F. Goetz, fifth, rime, 2:33 Vs; time limit, 
2:20. Decided no race and ordered run over August 11. 

Ten-mile team race, Minneapolis vs. St. Paul.— A. E. Mertens; St. Paul, first; 
W. Becker, Minneapolis, second; \V. J. Martin, St. Paul, third; J. O. Ewing, Minneapolis, 
fourth; Geo. T. Biggs, St. Paul, fifth; B. B. Bird, St. Paul, sixth; Chas. Hofer, St. Paul, 
seventh; Gus Nelson, Minneapolis, eighth. Time for the ten miles, 27:14. Time for first mile, 
2:29t4; time for first five miles, 13:12. St. Paul won the race. The time made in this event 
last year was 2S:29. 


Minneapolis, Minn., August 11. — Though the makers' amateur is 
openly in the employ of the maker whose wheel he rides, yet he does not 
have to ride at every meet he attends nor in every race. He does not have 
to submit to bulldozing tactics and is to all appearances as free a man as 
any in Class A. Bulldozing and bluffing tactics were tried at today's race 
meet of the Minneapolis Cycle Track Association and failed utterly. The 
meet promoters were unjust toward the Class B men. They looked on 
them as a lot of chattels, horses if you will, forced to run in every race and 
forced to get under any time limit that might be imposed. They got fooled 
as one of the men put it very ungrammatically and now the Minneapolis 
meet promoters are sore and disgruntled because they are dead in the 
public favor. 

A worse managed and bungled meet has seldom or never been seen. 
Milwaukee was not half so bad as this. The officials were not competent 
and were unreasonable to the utmost degree. The three-mile competitive 
record is 7:15, made from scratch in a three-mile handicap race on this 
same track last year by John S. Johnson. Today the referee, C. A. Proctor, 
using that time as a basis, placed 

A 7:15 Time Limit 
on the three-mile lap race. Johnson, Sanger, Githens, Edwards, Goetz, 
Goehler, Bald, and Charles Murphy were mounted ready for the start and 
all of them prepared to make a great fight for that §1,000 piano, the great 
prize of the meeting. As is well known lap races are almost invariably 
slow affairs with a number of exciting sprints. Time limits are seldom 
placed on these races. Yet here was a referee who wanted these men to 
beat the three-mile record made in a handicap race and to beat it in a lap 
race where every mile has to be finished with a killing sprint. His time 
limit in the mile-open race was 2:25 and the men would not make that 
without pacemakers, which he refused to allow. The lap race, virtually 
three one-mile open races in one race, he expected to be run, each and 
every one at a 2:25 clip. The men could not stand this, and in a quiet and 
respectful way dismounted from their wheels. There were no words of any 
kind and each man stood beside his wheel, all attention while their 
managers attempted to explain to the referee just where he was wrong, 
yesterday the referee admitted to one of the managers that he was a 
"bluffer" and today he bluffed, but was "called" in short order. He 

Raised the Limit 
a measly little 10 seconds, and refused to add another second. Sanger 
at once started for his dressing-room with the remark, "I'll go and not come 
back." And the others went also. The referee was astonished. This was 
something new to him. He looked blankly at the retreating forms and still 
keeping up his nonsensical bluff, he gave the men 10 minutes to return. 
Then he raised the bluff to 15 minutes, and 5 minutes more were added. But 
the men did not appear, and the consolation race for Class A men was 
called. The men eligible to the consolation race refused to appear until 
the three-mile lap race had been run under no limit. Finally one man came 
out and the officials encouraged him to run by hand claps, while the crowd 
hissed. Two more came out and the race was run. 

When the second run-over, the third run of the mile-open race, was 
called, no men appeared, and the meet was over. The scene in the judges' 
stand was ludicrous, to say the least. Two sides were arguing and throwing 
strong words right and left. One argued that to satisfy the public the race 
must be run, the other, notably the officers of the Minneapolis Cycle Track 
Association, that the limit must be adhered to. As a remark was passed from 
one of these officials to the effect that they could not 
Afford to Waste Money 
on those Class B men, it would indicate that the entire affair was carried 
out to save that thousand t,?) dollar piano. The meet was not successful 






Did you know that there had been more Waverleys built and sold this season 
than any other one make of 28 inch machines in America, regardless of grade or 
price? It is a fact! And it's being so is the most substantial proof in the world of 
the merit of this handsome machine. Every Waverley sold has been a walking, or 
rather a running advertisement for the goods, and notwithstanding the hard times, 
our factory, which has the largest capacity of any bicycle plant in the world, has been 
running night and day to fill orders. Why? Because we have given our customers 
a $150.00 bicycle for $85.00, and they show their appreciation of our efforts to give 
them the best goods for the least money by riding the Waverley. Have you seen 
it? If not, do so before you buy. 

Humboldt, Neb., July 20, 1894. 
Indiana Bicycle Co., 

Gentlemen:— Some time ago I wrote to you for a complete re- 
pair list, and you said inclosed please hnd list, but you failed to 
send it, and, as I was going to Denver on a trip, I had to order 
such as I wanted from your agents at Lincoln, and got them. 

I made the trip, and it was more extensive than I expected, as 
we traveled 1,260 miles, and can say I never paid out a cent for re- 
pairs while I was on the trip, and my wheel and tires are as good 
as when I started. I had to ride through cactus for twenty five 
miles, which was the only thing that caused a puncture, and will 
say I am exceedingly well pleased with the wheel. I am 

E. C. Hill, Jr. 



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and the coup, if such it was, held many dollars in the coffers of the organi- 
zation. Just why the Racing Board will give sanction to an organization 
like this one is not clear. Last year there was the same trouble over a five- 
mile race and the men were forced to run it over in the rain. John S. 
Johnson said today, "I will never race again in Minneapolis." Johnson's posi- 
tion during the entire trouble has been with the visiting wheelmen. He 
refused to compete in the races until the men's trunks arrived on the first 
day and in today's trouble was hand in hand with the racing men through- 
out. The officials were so wrath that they declared that all wheels repre- 
sented by teams on the track would hereafter be boycotted in Minneapolis 
and that all the racing men would hereafter be barred from Minneapolis 
tracks, etc. 

The Other Races of the Day 

were fair and the mile handicap, Class A, was really a very fine contest. 
Since yesterday the handicaps have been altered and the limit in the mile 
race reduced from 300 yards to 75. This gave B. B. Bird, the scratch man, 
a show and he won in 2:18-->. This was an exciting race, with a field of 
twenty-eight starters. 

Tom Cooper, the Detroit lad, won both handicaps, two and three miles, 
and made excellent winnings in both from 60 yards in the two-mile 10 
75 yards in the three, botli near back-mark positions. Ray MacDonald 
showed Bald, John S. Johnson, and Sanger, his rear wheel in the mile open 
and Ray set pace the first third and last quarter of the race. A good stiff 
wind was blowing up the homestretch. Otherwise it was an ideal day for 

The races started at 2:30. Twenty-one men sent away in the mile, 
2:40, Class A, made warm going in 2:25' s. Mertens, of St. Paul, rode well, 
but unwisely, down the stretch, seesawing across the line several times. 
Martin, of Mankato, running second and Ewing, of Minneapolis, third. 
Travis, Sathers, Dorner, and States, fell in the stretch. The winner, 
Mertens, scorched twelve miles in the teeth of a wind from St. Paul in 35 
minutes, arriving at the track just in time to start. 

None of the scratch men started in the two-mile handicap, Class B. 
Lumsden, Githens, Edwards, and MacDonald, all on the 60-yard mark, 
were virtual scratch men. Seven other men also started and 

The Field Bunched at the First Quarter. 

After a loaf, in which several men made the going, there came a hot sprint, 
led by Callahan. Cooper came up and passed, going at a winning clip. 
E. C. Johnson succeeded in beating Githens by a nose for second and 
Lumsden was close up. W. F. Murphy, 125 yards, R. MacDonald, 60 
yards, Chas. Callahan, 100 yards, A. I. Brown, 75 yards, W. J. Edwards, 60 
yards, and Tracy Holmes, of Chicago, also ran in the order named. The 
time was 5:08'". 

B. B. Bird was in hard luck in the two-mile open, for after setting pace 
nearly all the way, his tire exploded an eighth from home. Becker, of 
Minneapolis, won easily in 5:19* =•. Martin, another local man, second, and 
McColloch, third. 

Yesterday's mile open was again called. The limit yesterday was 2:20, 
and the time was 2:34 '». Today the limit was 2:25, 5 seconds higher. J. S. 
Johnson, Sanger, Titus, Edwards, MacDonald, Bald, Brown, E. C. Johnson, 
Goetz, and C. M. Murphy, were in line from the pole in the order named. 

MacDonald Went to the Front. 

Bald took up the pace at the quarter, and these two changed off pacing 
throughout. Sanger was well back in the bunch, with John S. Johnson back 
of him. Down the stretch the interest centered in the battle between Sanger 
and Johnson. The latter was held back for a time, but came out finally 
rapidly securing a position beside Sanger. The two fought hard and John- 
son won third, for MacDonald on the pole rubbed Bald hard, and in the 
battle of these blue rimmers, both Johnson and Sanger were defeated by a 
good length, MacDonald being a foot ahead of Bald, Johnson a foot ahead 
of Sanger. The time 2:40-, was so far outside limit that it could not 
be allowed. The management would not put in a paid pacemaker — it was 
too expensive — there were no prizes at the quarters, and no incentive for any 
man to go out and kill himself pacing. MacDonald and Bald did the don- 
key work and deserve credit for winning the race. Had they paced faster 
their chances would have been nil. 

F. M. Washburne, of Minneapolis, rearranged the handicaps in the 
A races, reducing the event to 75 yards. Twenty-eight men started 
in the mile handicap. There was not a single fall, and the scratch man, 
B. B. Bird, won the race in a most exciting finish right at the tape, in 2:18 2 s, 
the greatest race of the season. For 100 yards the men were 
bunched in twos and threes, and the crowd howled long and loud. Martin, 
40 yards, beat Becker, 40 yards, a foot in the last two lengths, and 
McColloch, 40 yards, was fourth; White, 75 yards, and a limit man, was a 
close fifth. Surely good handicapping. 

When the three-mile handicap, Class B, was called and the 

Scratch Men Did not Start, 

there was some feeling exhibited among the officials, and the people were 
sore. Such men as Johnson, Sanger, and other cracks do wrong to enter 
handicaps and not start. It is always a sore disappointment to the public, 
and the men on scratch seldom start. Race-meet promoters in the city will 
hereafter take this matter in their own hands and stipulate that scratch 
men must withdraw their entries from handicaps at least a day ahead or 
be barred from other events of the day. The handicap race is the race for 
the people, and the Class A men's performance in the former race disgusted 

the crowd and officials with the B men. None of the scratch men started, 
and Cabanne, at 60 yards, was virtually scratch. Lumsden and Cooper had 
75 yards; Goehler, 110; E. C. Johnson, and Goetz, 150. At the finish Cooper 
came down the stretch two feet wide of the pole, and Cabanne tried to pass 
ontheinside. He yelled and Cooper dodged a little in. Cabanne yelledagain, 
but could take no better than second. Lumsden, W. F. Murphy, and Goetz, 
close up in the order named. Cabanne entered a protest, but this was not 
allowed. Men on the track said Cabanne had no business where he was. 
The time was 7:33. 

B. B. Bird won a pretty race when he took the five-mile state champion- 
ship from W. E. Becker. The latter fell in the St. Paul-Minneapolis team 
race of yesterday and crushed his leg. The doctor ordered him not to run, 
yet he took a prominent place in all the races of the day. 


One-mile. 2:40 class. Class A.— A. E. Mertens, St. Paul, first; W. J. Martin. Mankato. 
second; J, O. Ewing, Minneapolis, third Time, 2:25' ; . 

Two-mile handicap. Class B.— Tom Cooper, Detroit. 60 yards, first; E. C. Johnson. 
Cleveland, 90 yards, second; H. A. Githens, Chicago, 60 yards, third; A. E. Lumsden, Chi- 
cago, 60 yards, fourth; W. F. Murphy, 125 yards, fifth. Time, 5:0S's. 

Two-mile open. Class A.— W. E. Becker, Minneapolis, first; W. J. Martin, Minneapolis, 
second; J. K.. McColloch, Winnipeg, third; J. O. Ewing, fourth. Time, 5:19' 

One-mile open. Class B, time limit 2:25. Run in 2:40. and ordered run over.— Mac- 
Donald, first; Bald, second; J. S. Johnson, third; Sanger, fourth. Run-over did not take 

Three-mile handicap. Class B.— Tom Cooper, Detroit, 75 yards, first; L. D. Cabanne, 
St. Louis, 60 yards, second; A. E. Lumsden, Chicago. 75 yards, third; W. F. Murphy, New 
York. 140 yards, fourth; R. F. Goetz, Cleveland, 150 yards, fifth. Time, 7:33. 

One-mile handicap, Class A— B. B. Bird, St. Paul, scratch, first; W. J. Martin, St. 
Paul, 40 yards, second: W. E. Becker, Winnipeg. 40 yards, third; J. K. McColloch, Winni- 
peg. 40 yards, fourth; E. P. White, St. Cloud, 75 yards, fifth. Time. 2:18= .-. 

Five-mile state championship — B. B. Bird, first; W. E. Becker, second; A. J. Sweet, 
third; I. C. Dugan, fourth. Time, 14:18' s. 
Three mile lap race, Class B. — Not run. 

Evolution of a Flannel Suit. 

When the various (there are seven) members of the Columbia team 
wear flannel suits it is almost safe to say that that suit was once the pride of 
Asa Windle's heart. Asa had it washed and it then, by force of circum- 
stances, became the property of Bald. But Bald had to have it washed 
and these suits do shrink under the hands of the modern laundryman. 
Green, who is a mite shorter than Bald, next appeared in spotless white. 
Green soon had his (?) outfit dirty and from the wash it reverted to friend 
Ikidgeman, going in turn from him to Ray MacDonald or Edwards. The 
graduated stature of the various members of the Columbia team is very 
convenient when flannel suits are in fashion and the team always looks nice 
at a small expense. From MacDonald the suit goes east for Windle's 
little boy who will have to grow a little yet to wear it or probably the suit 
will keep up its awful habit and shrink down to the boy who is "nearin' 

Newark's Track. 

Newark has a very pretty located and finely surfaced track. It is 
doubtful if there is a finer located track in the country. Many decades 
back the mound builders constructed what is supposed to have been a 
game preserve. A circular mound, just a mile in circumference, with but 
the one entrance to the mound, from ten to fifteen feet high, with a six foot 
and often deeper ditch, cobble paved throughout, is the mound builders' 
relic which completely surrounds the track. This effectually shuts off all 
wind from its surface. The great trees throughout the track center and 
for a quarter mile either way help materially. This would make the 
record track of the country. Some of the riders may come back for records. 
Sanction has been asked for a meet late in August or September and all 
the team managers have agreed to bring their men back whenever the 
meet shall be held. 

Road Records Accepted. 

The following records have been accepted by the road records com- 
mittee of the Century Road Club of America: J. W. Linneman, Buffalo, 
N. Y., 100 miles, time, 5:37:15, October 22, 1893 (state and national 
record, also record from Erie to Buffalo). W. H. Bettner, Elizabeth, 
X. J., ten miles, time, 27:17* s, June 9, 1894 (state record). 
L. Wilmans, Dallas, Tex., twenty miles, time, 1:06:09, June 30, 1894 (state 
record). C. M. Collier, Memphis, Tenn., ,ten miles, time, 29:50, July 28, 
1894 (state record). F. C. Graves, Springfield, Mass., Springfield to 
Boston and return, October 31, 1893, distance 200 miles, time, 17:28:30. 
American safety record for 200 miles. 

Smashed a Record. 

Over the Chicago-Elgin-Aurora course on August 5, R. P. Searle, of 
Rockford, 111., made a double century, his total time for 208 miles being 
16:38:00. This is the fastest time known for the distance. Searle was 
hampered some by his pacemaker who was taken ill on the road, necessitat- 
ing Searle's dismounting and giving him aid. Searle was mounted on a 
Syracuse, the wheel with the crimson rims. 

Walter Worls, a Wheeling, W. Va., professional, shaved off his 
whiskers, changed his name, and captured the one-mile open at Washing- 
ton, Pa., on the Fourth of July. Chairman Raymond found it out and was 
about to make it hot for the man, when the latter apologized and returned 
the prize. 



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All the World's a Stage'." 

66 6 

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Its Crimson Rims Spin to Win, Night or Day. 

William Van Wagoner, on August 5th. 

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SYRACUSE racer. 

Charlie Knowland, a 1 6-year-old aspirant for 
cycling fame, tagged behind, also mounted 
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both reached the end of "Hog's Back's" 
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Zimmerman Treated Like a King by the Populace— He "Wins As 
Usual— Incidents of the Meet. 

Bordeaux, France, July 30. — While receiving the plaudits of ten 
thousand Bordelais for having defeated the couriers in whom their pride 
was most naturally centered, Arthur Augustus Zimmerman, the timid Jersey- 
man and champion cyclist of the world, was sought and kissed by the fian- 
cee of the lamented Cassignard. The walls of Bordeaux, from minaret to 
wine-cellar, shook with the waves of acclamation which followed this unre- 
served token of regard which the famous rider tendered to the memory of 
one whom French cyclists, from Calais to Marseilles, are fond of holding 
dearest above all others. She who, oidy a few moments before had been 
unable to check her tears as she passed by the bronze likeness of the great 
French rider and before which Zimmerman had stood with uncovered head, 
now embraced the stranger who had come to do greater things in the arena 
than Cassignard had ever done. 

Cassignard, the athlete, who in life was a model of strength and sym- 
metry, than whom no French rider ever received greater honors within the 
borders of his native land — the Cassignard who has been idealized as the 
greatest cyclist by nature designed — stood, in bronze and marble, within a 

29th day of July, and he left no doubt behind him about the stereotyped 
declaration of his being 

"The Best on Earth." 

A tour of the track, 333^ meters ( ' ( of a kilometer), in 22 seconds! He 
rode without pacemakers and during a gale of wind! His running mate, 
Harry Wheeler, had been down there, and placed the French record at 
23V& seconds, and that was surprising enough, and the l.oste brothers cm a 
tandem — conceded to be as good a team as France boasts — had only done a 
fifth better under the most favorable conditions. That Zim could do :21 
when the wind was not blowing was the opinion of all who saw the per- 
formance. Henri Loste rode close to Zimmerman in the .Vkilometer race, 
but he was a full 2 seconds slower when he tried the lap competition 
against the watch. The edge was somewhat scraped off from the per- 
formance in which he showed so well against Zimmerman by the exempli- 
fication of the real difference in merit when he tried the lap. He was a good 
follower, but not quite as good when he was made to go it alone, so that the 
impression was left among the spectators that Zimmerman might have 
won the race by more than the one length over Loste if he had wanted to 

do so. 

The Bordeaux and Paris Riders 

were sent against the watch, one by one, in the lap competition, and their 

shady circle into which the sun found its way through the boughs of spread- 
ing locust trees, while 

The Intrepid Foreigner 

delighted the same people, upon the ground where he was so much at home 
for years. 

Zimmerman did better than Cassignard had ever done, and the heart 
of the Bordeaux public went out to him in generous esteem. There was no 
reservation in the cheering, and there could be no lodging place for doubt 
concerning the hospitality of the people of the pretty city on the historical 
Garonne. When the races had been finished and Zimmerman started for 
his carriage a crowd of great proportions surrounded him, shouting, "Bravo, 
Zimmerman! Bravo, Zimmy!" until he was in danger of being good- 
naturedly crushed and having his bicycles meet the same fatel "Zim" 
they thoroughly appreciated was not much of a Frenchman, but he had 
shown all his competitors how to ride, and therefore they wanted to show 
him that they were sportsmen above everything else. The "Skeeter" fought 
his way through the hand-shakings and congratulations of various kinds, 
and was finally driven away to his hotel with the people shouting in capital 
Z's as he went along. 

"Zim" had come to Bordeaux with his usual great reputation preceding 
him in gigantic posters, and the people who jammed the velodrome full and 
stepped on one another's toes in their anxiety to see him perform were not 
disappointed. He was "all right" at Bordeaux this Sunday afternoon, the 

respective times announced before Zimmerman was called for. Loste 
had started off in :24, Fortuny, of Paris, surprised everybody with 
:23 2 <i, and another man tied Loste's figures. When Zimmerman 
sailed around the pretty little velodrome, with his legs going as 
fast as they ever did in a quarter-mile sprint in America, it was 
evident that he was bent on fast time. The crowd knew he had 
beaten the others, for the difference was evident in his movement, and 
before the time was announced Zimmerman was proclaimed the winner 
from several thousand throats. He went all the way and was good for 
another lap. The rate was equal to :26}i for the quarter, and, although not 
clocked, he really made the quarter under :2T, because he started back of 
that mark and got immediately under full speed. A 1:46 gait without 
pacing was evidence that the New Jersey flyer was getting somewhat near 
to his desired form. The speed was equivalent to a fraction less than thir- 
ty-four miles to the hour. 

Zim, accompanied by Troy, Trainer Rue, and the writer, arrived in 
Bordeaux Friday morning from Paris, and spent two days getting accus- 
tomed to the track. The surface (cement) 

Was Found to Be Speedy 
and non-slipping, and the events proved that it had no superior in France. 
There are no straights, the track being built almost circular, so that con- 
tentions for the inside position are frequent, and the rider on the outside of 
the going has the farthest to travel. The track, with its environments, is 



similar to the Buffalo of Paris, and is considered very "chic" in its appear- 
ance to the eye. The first time Zim went to the track to train he had as 
large an audience as would satisfy the management at some race meets, 
and his movements were watched with very polite interest. Loste and 
other Bordeaux riders trained at the same time, and they showed no depart- 
ure from the custom so much followed by Paris riders, of getting close 
behind and never leaving Zim's rear wheel, whether he sprints or rides so 
slow that dismounts are almost necessary. (Zim says he doesn't want to 
insult any of 'em, but he does wish they would some day "tumble" to the 
fact that he is not riding for the purpose of making pace for and pulling 
out by the sprints any of the men he is expected to race against.) Loste 
showed well in the practice, and he was able to stick well to Zim's rear, as 
he has made a specialty of 

Following Hot Tandem Pace. 

When Zim drove to the track a couple of hours previous to the time 
set for the races and beheld pilgrimages ot people already making their 
way to the scene he was quite well satisfied with the prospects of doing 
quite well in his 25 per cent rake-off on the gross receipts. The tariff had 
been doubled on account of Zimmerman's appearance, but nothing of that 
kind would keep the people away, and 
the directors of the velodrome said 
that fully a third of those present had 
come from points outside of Bor- 
deaux. A party of Americans came 
from Arcachon, the famous old water- 
ing|place near the sea. The first event 
on the programme in which Zim- 
merman was called upon to compete 
was a scratch race of 2,000-meter heats 
and a 5,000-meter final. Fortuny, of 
Paris, and Bauby, of Bordeaux, were 
in his heat — the second, following that 
which Loste won easily. Fortuny 
asked Zim to make the heat hot so he 
might come into the final by running 
as the fastest second, but the "Skeeter" 
very politely declined. In retaliation 
therefore Fortuny 

Tried "Funny" Tactics 
and attempted to bother Zim by mak- 
ing a rush from the banking when the 
distance was one-third accomplished. 
He was promptly caught, however, 
and he failed to get second. 

Caupeil won the third heat, I en- 
euf, of Paris, the fourth, and Laught 
the fifth. With Vignaux, of Paris, the ' 
fastest second, the candidates for 
the final were six in number. It was 
conceded that Loste was sure of 
second place, with Leneuf a possibility 
for that honor. Loste immediately 
hitchedon to Zimmerman's rearwheel, 
and he went through a very narrow 
place between Leneuf and Vignaux 
to retain it in the sprint for home. 
Zimmerman put on steam as he enter- 
ed the last lap, but eased up slightly 
and maintained a safe place in the 
lead going along the backstretch. 
Vignaux had been leading, and in the 
sprint he should have very properly 
fallen in line as Zimmerman went by, 
instead of allowing Loste to supercede 
him. Leneuf was on the right flank 
going well, but the others were only 

able to keep a respectful distance in the procession. Zimmerman lay to 
his work as he turned into the homestretch, and, of course, was not headed 
at any time. Loste rode splendidly, and was not much more than a length 
to the bad as the tape was crossed. Leneuf was unequal to third, allowing 
himself to be beaten by Vignaux, who was seven or eight lengths back of 
the leaders. 

Loste was Cheered 
on account of his showing, almost as vigorously as though he had won, and 
he rode around the track in Medinger style to receive congratulations. For 
the moment Zimmerman could scarcely tell whether he or Loste was the 
object of applause. 

The real difference between Zimmerman and Loste was shown in the 
trial for one lap unpaced against time, the2 seconds showing ninty-nine feet 
by which Zimmerman surpassed him. Zim literally flew around the oval, his 
feet working like rapid machinery, and he finished stronger than he started. 
The Bordeaux people extended every courtesy to Zimmerman, almost 
neglecting their own riders in the expression of their sportsmanship. 

"Joe" McDermott, Zim's brother-in-law, made his appearance in Paris 
last night, accompanied by his son, Carl. When Zim returned to his hotel 
at an early hour this morning he found "Joe" and the "nephy" in bed. An 

awakening was effected, in the voice which the long-legged phenomenon 
is known to have always in reserve, and there was a family hugging. The 
big and the little brothers-in-law embraced each other and danced in a 
circle. When asked "what he came for and how long he was going to 
stay," Lawyer McDermott said he hardly knew why he came, and as for 
how long he intended staying that was still harder to answer. He did not 
express the uneasiness he has been credited with feeling in regard to 

Zim's Alleged Indulgences 
with Parisian gayety, and the intelligence of the good work at Bordeaux 
had a tendency to afford him further doubt as to the tiuth of the meddle- 
some reports. 

Lumsden won the 50-kilometer race at Buffalo yesterday, and Star- 
buck, the Iowa man, came in a close second, which might possibly have 
been a first had he not fallen on the slippery track. The rain poured 
down during a part of the contest, the water running in streams across the 
track. The two covered 39 kilometers 138 meters (about twenty-four 
miles) in the hour. 

Fournier has been called back to his regiment and he will not be seen 
on the track again very soon. His flying mile, paced by tandems, in 2:00'- 

showed that he was getting into good 


Crooks won the 100-kilometer race 

at Spa, defeating a number of the 

best Frenchmen. J. M. F.rwin. 

"Wheels for Election Day Service. 

Birmingham, Ala., August 13.-- 
The Birmingham Cycle Club has 
opened a new field of usefulness for 
the bicycle, which may be interesting 
news to those who are weary of read- 
ing about race meets. A state elec- 
tion was held here on August 6, after 
a long and exciting campaign. As 
Jefferson County polls a larger num- 
ber of votes than any other county in 
the state, the public were naturally 
very much interested to know the 
result of the election in this county; 
and to assist in bringing in election 
returns the wheelmen resolved to send 
couriers to all the voting precincts 
with which there was no telegraph 
communication. The plan worked 
splendidly, and within an hour after 
the polls closed the first messengers 
came in, followed by others at short 
intervals, and within 4 hours all but 
four had reported. A few were delay- 
ed by slight accidents and punctures, 
but all reached Birmingham before 
the votes in this city had been counted. 
Several of the precincts were from 
twenty to thirty miles distant, and 
much of the road was very rough 
and mountainous. They had the 
advantage, however, of getting over 
the worst part of the roads before 
dark, and finishing on macadam. 
Thirty riders engaged in the service, 
and covered a total of 1,049 miles — 
an average of thirty-five for each one. 
Twenty-five voting places were re- 
ported. In many cases two men were 
sent together, while sometimes one man 
would report two or more precincts. 
The gospel of the wheel was carried to the remotest parts of the 

county, and the riders had many amusing experiences with the country 

people who had never seen bicycles before. 

This plan gave a practical illustration of the value of the bicycle, and 

will prove a great advertisement for the wheel. 



A dispatch from Minneapolis, August 13, says that at a meeting of the 
Minneapolis Cycle Track Association resolutions were adopted preferring 
charges against Sanger, Titus, Cabanne, Lumsden, Githens, Goehler, 
MacDonald, Bald, and Murphy, as follows: Demanding money for acting 
as pacemakers in racing events; demanding cash consideration for riding 
an exhibition tandem mile against the world's record, and refusal on the 
part of the scratch men to ride in events in which they were entered, have 
been forwarded to Chairman Raymond for investigation and action thereon. 

W. H. Crosby, manager of the Spaulding Machine Screw Co., is the proud 
father of a new daughter. Reports assure us that mother and child are 
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New York, August 13. — In conversation with T. A. Zimmerman, the 
father of Arthur A,, at his honle last Thursday, it was learned that the 
Champion had received excellent offers front a Parisian company to remain 
all Winter in Europe and race at indoor tournaments. Troy and McDermott 
are in favor of it, but Arthur is inclined to be just the least bit desirous of 
seeing his folks and home as soon as possible, so as yet iiothing definite can 
be said beyond the fact that the offer which Zim has received beats the 
figures made him to appear as an actor in A play in America this winter. In 
regard to that report* Mr. Zimmerman, Sr., says: ''A theatrical manager 
approached Arthur, before he left this country, with a proposition arid some 
startlingly large figures in the way of salary. Well, the boy laughed, and 
made use Of the remark, 'Hah, I'd make a funny actor, I would! imagine 
file Coming on the stage dressed like Hamlet! Why, I'd fall all over 
myself.' However, the proposition was so favorable that Arthur promised 
to consider it and let the theatrical manager know his decision when he 
returned from Europe. So, ydu see, there is nothing authentic as yet. He 
has hot decided." 

As to the Zimmerman Mfg. Co. that will be started just as soon as the 
hew factory building can be completed, but not before the first of Novem- 
ber. The machine manufactured will be called "The Zimmerman" and 
will be bililt by a company of which Zimmy, F. G. McDonald, and an 
Englishman, now prominent in the trade of England, will be "the people." 
The other business will be known as "Zimmerman, McDonald & Co.," and 
they will make a specialty of sundries, such as bells and lanterns. The 
factory for this business is already up and occupied, and according to Mr. 
Zimmerman, Sr., the first output of the factory will be on the market in less 
than ten days, or by August 20. The two concerns are absolutely separate, 
although the same names appear to be connected with both. 


Cleveland, Ohio, August 153. — Cycling seems to have gone to the dogs 
the past two weeks among the members of both the C. W. C. and L. C. C. 
Camping seems to be the thing now and the fever is causing deserted club- 
houses these nights. All the boys have gone camping and the wheel is 
used now only for travelling to and from business. West of the city at 
Lakewood is camp "De Witney," which is composed of fourteen C. W. C. 
boys and ten of the gentler sex. East of the city is camp "Hot Tamale" 
and camp "Wah-hoo-wah," the former composed of Lakeside boys and the 
latter of C. W. C. men. Both are "stag" camps, and are close neighbors 
and rumor says they keep the neighborhood lively. 

At the annual field day of Company A, Fifth Regiment, the following 
events were hotly contested: One-mile open. — R. D. Updegraff, first; 
Joe Graves, second; Geo. Comstock, third. Time, 2:53. A time limit of 
2:45 had been set and the race was run again. Updegraff refusing to ride, 
Graves won, Comstock, second, and Calhoun, third. Time, 2:45. Half- 
mile open. — Updegraff, first; Graves, second; Calhoun, third. Time, 1:15. 
Two-mile open — Updegraff, first; Graves, second; L. C. Dorn, third. 
Time, 2:46%. 

A treat is promised for September 8 at C. A. C. park when the 
employes of the H. A. Lozier Co. will have a race meet of their own. 

A team of five riders from the C. W. C. will enter the 246 mile Buffalo- 
Pittsburg road race August 23, and will consist of the following: Merrills, 
Graves, Storey, Guinn, and Booth. The Lakeside club will probably be 
represented by Dahlke and Miner. 

The Lakeside club gave an excursion to Put-in-Bay on Friday last, 
which was well attended and much enjoyed. 


Baltimore, August 13. — Something sensational seems in store for 
Maryland cyclers. A letter has been sent to Chief Consul James B. Reed, 
signed by six of the most influential officers, demanding of him a calling of 
a special meeting of the officers to look into the finances of the division and 
to define, for all time, who has the management and responsibility of the 
troublesome Park cycle track. In fine, the meeting is to question the chief 
consul as to his stewardship and that of Mr. Mott, his predecessor. As has 
been reflected in this correspondence, a certain element was turned down 
from track privileges at the last division meeting. This party has been 
irreconcilably sore ever since and wants to do something. At the last meet- 
ing of the officers the then chief consul, Albert Mott, was questioned as to 
his authority to give a division race meet without having the official sanc- 
tion of the officers. It was shown that Mr. Mott had consulted a majority of 
the board unofficially, and such was the absolute regard with which Mr. 
Mott was followed, that the matter ended amicably. 

But when, shortly after, Mr. Mott resigned and Mr. Reed became chief 
consul, the disgruntled faction felt that it had been handed over to the 
enemy, and never ceased to stir up feeling. The kickers assert that they 
have a majority and will run the meeting on their own lines. This might 
be very disagreeable to Chief Consul Reed. Certainly the kickers can find 
no objection to Reed for anything he has done as chief, as his promotion 
has been so recent that he has done nothing. Their darts are aimed at. him 
because of the fact and the manner of his barring them out from track priv- 
ileges enjoyed from time immemorial. Some of those arrayed against the 
administration have been hearty supporters of local cycling. So hot are 
things becoming here that it is hard to live among them and not become so 

biased that it is difficult to see them clearly. The mote active ones oil the 
call for a meeting are quite violent in their oppositon. tf they cah have 
their way they will ruri through a vote df lack of confiderice in Mr. Reed. 
As that gentleman is a fighter, this may not do the work his enemies design; 
and then there will be a deadlock. 

There is common sense, however, in the stated reasons for the calling 
of the special meeting. The track is managed by a board made up from 
the incorporators; whereas, the officers had been uiider the impression that 
they were the track managers for the first year. They now say that they 
will refuse to permit the division to be responsible for the track debts if 
they are not to manage it. 

It is quite possible that the meetiiig may find somethirig to say 
adversely to Mr. Mott's administration. If they should find that the last 
race meet was a financial failure, as hinted, they would do themselves credit 
to not notice it officially, as Mr. Mott's work as chief consul was great, 
unselfish, and beneficial beyond parallel. Quite tne proper thing for the 
meeting to do would be to give Mott an engrossed vote of thanks for his 
work and regrets for his loss. 

Can Not Get Their Medais. 

Philadelphia, August 11. — The committee in charge of the recent 
century run from Newark have again refused to give the trophies to the 
Turner Wheelmen who survived the long and arduous ride. All of the 
other four hundred odd men have received their medals and the Turners 
are considerably worked up over the attitude assumed by the committee in 
their case. The Turners were half an hour late in starting on the run, but 
it was understood by them that the checkers would remain at their posts, 
and that every man who survived would get a medal. They did not get 
into Newark until very near the starting time and had not yet had anything 
to eat. Captain Auer consulted one of the committee men and he claims he 
got permission to get breakfast with his club and follow the main con- 
tingent. None of the checkers were seen from Newark to Plainfield, but 
after the latter place was reached they were found at their posts. Twenty- 
two members survived and besides laying claim to medals for each individ- 
ual they demand the banner offered to the small club for the largest num- 
ber of survivors. Official complaint is threatened if the Turners are not 

The only Philadelphia rider to take part in the relay race from Wash- 
ington to Denver was Charles T. Cabrera, of the central branch of the 
Y. M. C.A., who rode the sixth relay eight and one-half miles over a hilly 
road in 26 minutes, which is also the record over the same course. 

A party of Century Wheelmen will leave this city on Friday for a trip 
through New York and New England. They will go from this city to the 
Hub via the steamship line, after which they will mount their wheels and 
head for the Quaker City. From twenty to fifty members are expected to 

Will Have to Keep Their Dates. 

Fifty-eight charter members are enrolled on the charter list of the 
American League of Racing Cyclists. This list was closed by the board of 
directors at Minneapolis August 11. Orders were given for proper scroll 

The organization is in its infancy yet, but within the past ten days has 
saved the tourists a matter of $30 through its transportation committee. 
Working hand in hand with the L. A. W. Racing Board, as it fully intends 
to do, the following resolution speaks well for the A. L. R. C. This resolu- 
tion was moved by Mr. Atkins: 

"Whereas, Certain racing men and team managers have in the past 
in several instances entered themselves or their teams at certain race meets 
and both failed to appear and to serve proper notice as provided for in the 
L. A. W. rules, therefore, be it 

"Resolved, By the board of directors of the American League of Racing 
Cyclists that a repetition of this offense will result in the suspension of said 
rider or team for such time as this board remains in office." 

The Meet at St. Louis. 

If the quality of the talent entered and the quantity and value of the 
prizes offered count for anything, the national circuit meet of the Associated 
Cycling Clubs of St. Louis, on Saturday, August 25, is an assured success, 
as all the best riders, including such men as Bliss, Cabanne, Bald, Murphy, 
and Taxis, are entered, and the prize list amounts to $1,500 in value, so 
arranged that there is "honey" for all the "B's." One point which vitally 
affects the success of a meet, is the track, and in the Pastime track, on 
which this meet will be held, the A. A. C. have one of the safest and fastest 
tracks in the west, if not in the country. It is a three-lap track, well banked 
at the turns, and has a surface of clay and red cinders, which is readily 
made as smooth as a billiard table. The upper turn is large, and the home 
stretch is about forty feet wide, so that there is plenty of room for passing. 
The training quarters and dressing-rooms, are arranged with all con- 
veniences for the racing men, having shower baths, lockers, cots, etc., all 
under the careful supervision of trainer Tom Aitken. 

Cutting Breaks Gunther's Record. 

Last Sunday Charles D. Cutting, of Chicago, went after the new century 
record of 6:50:00 made by Gunther over the Elgin-Aurora course. Cutting 
found the roads in wretched shape, but managed to navigate the course in 
6:45:45, being paced but part of the distance. He rode a twenty-pound Ide 
Special, fitted with Palmer tires. 




As a close student of the American press the name of Zimmerman 
was familiar when as yet it was unknown in the United Kingdom. His 
wonderful performances on that anything but speed mount, the Star, and 
his capacity for riding and winning almost an unlimited number of races in 
a day excited our astonishment, and in our own mind, says the editor of the 
Irish Cyclist, we put him down as one of the most marvelous riders of the 
age. When his intention of visiting England was announced we felt that 
he would prove a formidable opponent to Osmond, and when later he 
arrived and competed in race after race without scoring, our confidence 
was never shaken. In these columns we asserted again and again that 
when he got fit he would give a good account of himself. 

He more than realized our expectations. He just succeeded in getting 
ripe for the championship, and never shall we forget the way in which he 
made common hacks of the cracks of the United Kingdom, leaving them 
in the final sprint as if they were second-raters. For the first time it 
dawned on the English cycling world that in the American champion they 
had a man who stood head and shoulders above all others — a king among 

Since then he has upheld his proud position. With a seemingly reck- 
less disregard for his great reputation, he has risked defeat again and 
again by the tremendous amount 
of work which he put in, and the 
number of races in which he 
competed, but only a few times 
were his colors lowered. Over 
100 firsts did he win last year — 
a record which in itself is never 
likely to be beaten. 

As a so-called amateur he no 
doubt earned a princely in- 
come, but although in this re- 
spect he lowered himself to the 
standing of other cracks, he has 
always had a reputation for the 
straightest possible riding, and 
in any of the ordinary affairs of 
life his word would be consid- 
ered as good as his bond. He 
has nc*v joined the professional 
ranks, and it is said that the 
consideration for his doing so 
was the round sum of 810,000, 
while the opportunity will be 
placed in his way of earning 
some $20,000 in addition. In ap- 
pearance the great American is 
lengthy, but wiry, while his face 
is expressive of the keenest de- 
termination. He sits far for- 
ward on his machine, and for 
years past has adopted exactly 
the same position. His style is 
peculiar, but graceful. To look 
at the man sprinting a last cor- 
ner, one would think that he 
was riding at his ease were 
it not for the contrast between 
him and his laboring opponents. 
Then the I.C.'s physiognomist 
goes on and talks about Zim's 
face. He says: The forehead 
high, but not wide, shows good 
average intellect. The eyebrows, 
extremely thick and dark, and 
so close to the eyes as to almost 
touch the eyelid, show very persistent will; but the want of convexity in the 
outline of the nose tells of a character that is not ambitious of following its 
own impulses exclusively. It is the high arched nose that can not be ruled. 
The deep-set eyes tell of good memory and clear judgment. These very 
dark eyes, taken with the indications of the ruffled hair at the inner end of 
the eyebrows, show capacity for violent anger when roused, but the pupil 
is not sufficiently displayed to denote hasty temper. The eyes are rather 
close together; this denotes keenness and shrewdness in worldly affairs. 
The width of the bridge of the nose shows that the subject is not extrava- 
gant; its comparative shortness betrays want of artistic perception. This is 
not the man to rave over aesthetic or philosophic beauties. The full nostril 
shows that Zimmerman is naturally rather impulsive, but the compressed 
lips indicate a reserve that keeps this in check. The droop in the center of 
the upper lip denotes power of concentration. The low-set ear shows cour- 
age, not of the intellectual, but the physical order. The roundness of the 
chin and width of the jaw tell of a naturally pleasure-loving disposition. 
The face is a good one on the whole; but such intense persistence and con- 
centration as it shows are rather dangerous qualities, when, as in this 
case, they are not balanced by unselfishness or very strong mural 



New York, August 13. — The annual meet of the Mercer County Wheel- 
men, of Trenton, N. J., to be held on August 25 on the track of the inter- 
state fair grounds at that city will be one of New Jersey's leading events of 
the year. The events are open only to Class A men, but the best of three 
states will compete, and the races should not lack interest. In addition to 
the regular programme, a team race for the interstate championship 
will be contested, three men on each team, New Jersey, New York, and 
Penrisylvania being represented. In this event the individual winner will 
receive a gold medal, while the victorious team will be awarded a magnifi- 
cent silk banner. 

At the matinee races of the Crescent Wheelmen of Plainfield, N. J., on 
their kite-shaped track last Wednesday, Monte Scott, a member of the C. 
W.'s, and a fast local pedaler endeavored to lower the paced mile record for 
Class A on that track. Charles Brown, of Elizabeth, held the record, which was 
2:17, but Scott easily clipped that, and established a new mark of 2:09. 
Other events were: One-mile handicap, won by Monte Scott, C.Rydell, sec- 
ond. Time, 2:19V- Third-mile, scratch, won by Monte Scott, H. Scott, 
second, C. Rydell, third. Time, :47 3/ 6. Two-mile handicap, for members 
of Victor Wheelmen only, won by Joseph Balden, scratch. Time, 5:53^. 
Exhibition mile on Eagle ordinary, by Charles Vandeveer. Time, 3:10X' 

Two-mile exhibition, by A. H. 
Barnett. Times, first mile, 
2:24 ,'.-2, second mile, 2:35^:, total 
for two miles 5:00#. Mile, 
triplet exhibition, Nate Tits- 
worth, Andrew Fritts, and A. E. 
Hindrichs. Time, 2 : 1 5 ' -^ . The 
attendance was fair, and the 
Crescents promise to continue 
the matinees at intervals as long 
as there is any patronage. 

The managers of the Good 
Roads tournament, at Asbury 
Park, August 30, 31, and Sep- 
tember 1, have received the 
entries of the Pacific slope 
champions, Wells, Zeigler, and 
Foster. The Class B champion- 
ship at one mile will be boiled 
down, heat after heat, until there 
are but two men left, between 
whom the final will be con- 
tested. There will probably be 
the greatest number of novices 
in the race set apart for them 
that ever met on a track. 
Already close onto one hundred 
of them have entered and fully 
a dozen trial heats will be neces- 
sary to get through with the 
event. The New York Times, 
as usual, up to date, will donate 
a huge gold medal, worth fully 
$50 as first prize in this race. 
Generally, a $50 medal is worth 
about $12, but this is an excep- 
tion. The Times medal would 
ordinarily be listed on a pro- 
gramme at $125, and yet be 
worth but $50. It is a beauty, 
and worth every cent of its 
advertised value. 

"Jack" Prince and "Al" 
Schock have left for more 
verdant fields. The pair have 
their route all made out and, according to Prince, they are bound to 
make $3,000 each during the next three months. They are en route for 
the logging camps of Wisconsin, and thence via Minneapolis they goto 
Cheyenne, Butte City, Salt Lake City, and Frisco. There is probably more 
to be made in that country than was the case here, if the most recent "pro- 
fessional fizzle" can be used as a criterion. 


Visitors to the World's Fair at Chicago will remember the graceful girl 
at Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, who was such a wonderful rifle shot. She 
would break glass balls and clay pigeons with an ease that would make the 
small boy anxious to do likewise. The pretty maiden was Miss Annie 
Oakley. She is still with Buffalo Bill and now shows her skill with the rifle 
in New York, where the wheelmen have gone crazy over her. But she 
now has something more attractive in her performance, mounted on a 
twenty-seven pound ladies' Sterling, she astonishes large audiences by 
performing wonderful feats of markmanship while on her wheel. 
Miss Oakley is an ardent wheelwoman, and takes a daily ride of twenty 
miles. She wears a suit of tan, with a white skirt that fastens at the knee 
to a pair of neat leggins. 






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A. A. Hanson, of Minneapolis, Breaks 

Spooner's Twenty-Four Hour 

Record on a Fowler. 

He Makes His Ride Under Great [Difficulties — 
Comparatively Fresh at the Finish. 


Generally we do not like to mix up 
with politics. We are plain people, and 
would rather spend our time improv- 
ing our wheel than chasing around and 
repairing fences that some other poli- 
tician is likely to throw down for us the 
next day. But still we will have to violate 
our rule in this case, and state our 
preference for the next president of the 
great League of American Wheelmen. 
We have devoted some time carefully 
examining the presidential timber that 
has been laying around loose. After 
studying the ground over we have 
made up our mind, and we now fire the 
first gun for H. E. Raymond, at present 
chairman of the L. A. W. Racing Board. 

Here is a man who attends strictly to 
business. He always has the good ol 
the League at heart, and we can safely 
say that he works harder than any other 
man on League business. He has made 
racing what it is today. Of course, wc 
hear sneers concerning the two classes. 
But that is not Mr. Raymond's fault 
He has done the best he could with the 
material he had on hand. He spends 
nearly all of his time attending to his 
duties as chairman of the Racing Board, 
and he sacrifices his own business that 
that of the sport he loves so dearly may 
be attended to properly. 

Therefore we would ask the League 
politicians to remember Mr. Raymond 
when they are making up their slates 
for the next election, and put the name, 
"H. E. Raymond, president," at the 
top of the ticket. 

Minneapolis, Minn., August 10. — A. 
A. Hanson, the Minneapolis lad who 
went out to smash Spooner's record of 
374 miles 1,605 yards in 24 hours, com- 
pleted his task at 2 o'clock this after- 
noon, with a mile and a quaiter to 
spare. Hanson went 376 miles 474 
yards in 23:55:30. In the last five miles 
the speed was about 3:40, and the finish 
was made in the presence of an im- 
mense crowd. Although carried from 
his wheel by his admirers Hanson was 
in good condition, and suffered very 
little. But that is easily accounted 
for — he rode a Fowler. 

A. A. Hanson. 

Hanson started on his long ride at 2 
o'clock Thursday afternoon and kept it 
up until late Thursday night, when a 
slow rain began falling, and every one 
thought that the lad must surely give 
up. Hanson said he wouldn't quit if it 
rained pitchforks. At the end of his 
first 12 hours he was paced by Burney 

Bird, who was followed by Travis, 
Hanson finishing his 12 hours a quarter 
of a mile short of Spooner's time. Han- 
son made a brief stop after he had 
made 101 miles, and took a light lunch, 
and started off again, taking a rest of 
15 minutes after he had made 253 
miles. He got a severe fall at the end 
of the 296th mile by running into 
Travis, his pacemaker, but neither was 
seriously hurt, although badly shaken 
up. All through the cold, wet night 
Hanson kept going around and round 
the track, and his power of endurance 
was a marvel, as he had by no means 
the training he should have had for 
such a task. At 6 o'clock this morning 
he stopped 20 minutes for lunch, and 
made no other stop until time was 
called at 2 p. m. It is thought that 
under first-class conditions, and well 
trained, Hanson can beat his own rec- 
ord by a good big bit. 

The time, as given by the scorers up 
to the 300-mile mark, was as follows: 
twenty-five miles, 1:17:11; fifty miles, 
2:36:33; seventy-five miles, 3:34:00; 100 
miles, 5:25:30; 125 miles, 7:02:13; 150 
miles, 8:30:00; 175 miles, 10:18:33; 200 
miles, 11:50:10; 225 miles, 13:38:07; 250 
miles, 15:19:05; 275 miles, 17:07:00; 300 
miles, 18:58:03. 


All loyal Chicagoans are going 
around with happy faces this week. 
There is an air of conscious pride in 
their bearing, and they walk as if they 
were treading on eggs. They are 
happy, and they are not afraid to let 
people know it. In fact, some of the 
more enthusiastic ones "spoke right out 
in meetin,' " and declared that "He's 
all right." And it was all caused by 
the fact that one man had shaken the 
dust of sleepy old Boston from his 
feet, jumped on a train, and, with his 
household effects, was whirled away to 
Chicago to take up his permanent resi- 
dence. That man was Abbot Bassett, 
secretary of the League of American 

Mr. Bassett, we have always been a 
great admirer of yours, and we take 
this occasion to welcome you to Chi- 
cago. Anything you want is yours, and, 
if after a month's residence in the 
Windy City, you do not say that it is 
'the only place in the world to live, we 
will take off our shirt and eat it. Again 
we tender you a western welcome, and 
give you the freedom of the city. 


The Bearings has more than twice the circulation of any independent 
journal among the cycle riders, the cycle trade, and kindred trades. Ad- 
vertising rates on application. 


Manufacturers Eagerly Seize AH Available Space at the Chicago 
Cycle Show— Applications on File— What the Agents Say. 

Four spaces in the tire department are the only spaces left for the Chi- 
cago cycle show. The demand for space has been great, but it has been 
the case of the early bird catching the worm and the maker who engaged 
space early is now shaking hands with himself. At the present writing the fol- 
lowing have made application for space, but have had to go on the waiting 
list: J.J. Warren & Co., Waltham Mfg. Co., Royal Cycle Works, Overman 
Wheel Co., McKee & Harrington, Remington Arms Co., Central Cycle 
Mfg. Co., Marble Cycle Co., Indiana Novelty Co., and the Excelsior 
Supply Co. 

The following have engaged space: Rouse, Hazard & Co., Western 

Wheel Works, St. Louis Refrigerator & Wooden Gutter Co., H. A Lozier 

& Co., Marion Cycle Co., Ide & Co., The Gormully & Jeffery Mfg. Co., 

Crawford Mfg. Co., Yost Mfg. Co., Shapleigh Hardware Co., Eagle Mfg 

Co., A. Featherstone & Co., Derby Cycle Co., E. C. Stearns & Co., Pope- 

Mfg. Co., Kenwood Mfg. Co., Stover Bicycle Co., Union Cycle Mfg. Co., Hill 

Cycle Co., Monarch Cycle Co., Indiana Bicycle Co., W. H. Wilhelm & Co., 

Munger Cycle Mfg. Co., Syracuse Mfg. Co., Sterling Cycle Co., Black Mfg. 

Co., Two Speed Gear Co., Ariel Cycle Co., E. B. Preston & Co., Buffalo 

Tricycle Co., Warman & Schub, Meteor Cycle Co., Ames & Frost Mfg. Co., 

Eclipse Cycle Co., Julius Andrae, Relay Mfg. Co., Columbus Bicycle Co., 

Fulton Machine Works, Grand Rapids Cycle Co., The James Cycle Co., A. 

G. Spalding & Bro., National Cycle Co., Peerless Mfg. Co., Parkhurst & 

Wilkinson, R. B. McMullen & Co., Shelby Steel Tube Co., Indiana Rubber 

Works, Chicago Tip & Tire Co., Eastern Rubber Works, Palmer Tire 

Co., New York Tire Co., New Departure Bell Co., M. E. Griswold & Co., 

Braddock Hose Supporter Co., Rockford Tool & Sundry Co., C.J.Whipple. 

Niagara Cycle Fittings Co., Simonds Rolling Machine Co., Reed & Curtis, 

Spaulding Machine Screw Co., A. U. Betts & Co., Kalamazoo Cycle Co., 

Hill Machine Co., Cleveland Machine Co. 

What Dealers Think of the Show: 

The Chicago cycle show will certainly be a success. Will attend. — J. II. Ken- 
dig, Huntington, Ind. 

Manufacturers can certainly depend upon almost every Iowa agent being pres- 
ent. — Keller & Letts Co., Mason City, la. 

One of our firm will attend the Chicago show. — Harvey-Hall Arms Co., 
Seattle, Wash. 

The Chicago show is our favor.— D. M. Sechler Carriage Co., Moline, III. 

One of our firm will surely be in attend.ince at the Chicago show.— Leigh & 
Robbins, Hutchinson, Kas. 

Will attend the Chicago show. — E. W. Joy, Wapello, la. 

With all dealers west of Ohio it means a saving of more than half the time and 
expense consumed in a trip to the east to be favored with the opportunity of attend- 
ing a cycle show in Chicago. — E. K. Guthrie, Lincoln, Neb. 

The advantages of the Chicago cycle show are manifest to all.— Wm. Norman, 
San Francisco, Cal. 

A Chicago show is what we want.— Oklahoma Bicycle Co., Guthrie, Oklahoma. 
The great benefits which all will receive from the Chicago show are apparent. 
— Ashland Cycle Co., Chicago, HI. 

All western agents will attend the Chicago cycle show.— A. E. Maxwell, Pitts- 
burg, Kas. 

There should have been a Chicago show held some years ago. It will be 
largely attended by agents.— A. E. & H. H. Stever, Owosso, Mich. 

The agents of the west have been overlooked too long. — 11. Manderfeld, New 
Ulm, Minn. 

We are decidedly in favor of a Chicago show. — S. C. Bengerner & Bro., Austin, 


Will surely attend the Chicago show.— J. M. Ballard, Eau Claire, Wis. 

The Chicago show will be of great and lasting benefit to the trade.— Cordell & 
DeWitt. La Crosse, Wis. 

The Chicago show will greatly help the western agent.— Fennel!, Shaw & Co., 
Frankfort, Ind. 

We can plainly see the many advantages of holding a Chicago show. For it 
will alford the western and southern agents their first opportunity of attending an 
exhibit of this character. — Graham Mfg. Co., Chattanooga, Tenn. 

It is wise to make the western dealer acquainted with the eastern manufacturer. 
C. C. Beringer, Ogden, Utah. 

We demand that there be a western cycle show, and that it be in Chicago.— Ira 
Chapman, Waldron, Ind. 

We heartily approve of a cycle show in Chicago.— Cincinnati Milling Machine 
Co., Cincinnati, O. 

There can be no better place for the show than Chicago. We will be there and 
do all we can for it.— J. W. Henry & Co., Valparaiso, Ind. 

Am very much in favor of a national show in Chicago in 1895.— C. A. Cone, 
Jackson, Mich. 

We prefer the show in Chicago because it is near enough for us to attend.— 
Ohio Cycle House, Columbus, O. 

Count me in for one of the many who will attend the Chicago show.— S. Page, 
Jr., Waverly, la. 

Give us the show in Chicago. —Elder Bros^Clarksville, Tenn. 

By all means give us a western show in Chicago. It will be very beneficial to 
the trade in the west and south. — Gibson China tv. Toy Co., Nashville, Tenn. 

The need of a western show is apparent. We shall be pleased to attend. — 
Shardlow & Barker, Cherokee, la. 

We are heartily in favor of a Chicago show. — A. D. Black iV Co., Jacksonville, 

The thought of holding the show at any other place than Chicago should not 
be considered tor an instant, ft is an undisputed fact that the west is fast becoming 
a strong rival of the east, both in the manufacture and sale of the popular mode ol 
travel, and this being the case, let us have the show. The expense and time involved 
in a trip to the east detracts from the interest and profit that should be derived from 
it. By all means give the western agents a chance to show that they have the enter- 
prise to turn out for the show. — The Wayne Cycle Co., Orrville, ( >. 

We think that cycling in the west has reached the stage when a national show 
will be of great value to the dealers and makers. The business in the west is 
rapidly increasing, and the boom a show will give it can scarcely be imagined. — 
H. D. Smith Hdw. Co., Sedalia, Mo. 

Your idea is good. — Wm. R. Burkhardt, St. Paul, Minn. 

A show in Chicago would be a good thing. — W. H. Mead, Pataskala, O. 

I am for Chicago every time over the east. — H. P. Sights, Henderson, Ky. 

Chicago is the "boss" place for the show. — Fred Volland, Columbus, Ind. 

Am heartily in faver of Chicago for the next show, and will do all I can for it. 
Will be on hand, of course. — K. B. Whitmore, Memphis, Tenn. 

Am heartily in favor of a show in Chicago. Give the western agents a chance 
to see and compare the different makes of wheels. — S. D. Crain, Atlantic, la. 

Give the west a chance. I'll be on hand. — E. T. Woodruff, Lapeer, Mich. 

Whatever influence I have shall go for a Chicago show. — O. Paulson, Grayling 

Chicago is the only place for the show. — Nelson Ilaskin, Imlay City, la. 

Am glad there is to be a show forme to attend in Chicago.— J. G. Kitchell 
Madison, Wis. 

I shall attend the Chicago show. There is a growing interest in cycling in the 
west that will bear encouraging. A show helps educate the agents — T. L. Canfield, 
Woodbine, la. 

It seems to us that with the rapidly growing trade in this section, it is vitally 
important for eastern makers to come west with iheir goods, and we know no more 
effectual way for them to do so than that to show in Chicago. Some of us will be 
on hand. — Avery Bros. & Brooks Co., Galesburg, 111. 

Are satisfied that a national cycle show is just the thing for Chicago and the 
great west. — Hessel & Leykom, Antigo, Mich. 

Count me in for the Chicago show. — Harrison Haskins, Urichsville, I >. 

Are heartily in accord with the idea of a show in Chicago. The bulk of the 
manufacturing trade may be in the east, but the bulk of the demand will soon be in 
the west. The Chicago show will open the eyes of the easterners.— I'ei kins & 
Richmond, Grand Rapids, Mich. 

Am in favor of a show in Chicago, and will, of course, attend. — M. B. Nute, 
Columbus, Wis. 

Am in favor of the Chicago show, and will be on hand. Can not see why it is 
not more essential to hold a show there than in the east. — E. C. Adams, Battle Creek, 

I can not think of anything that would do the trade in the west so much good 
as a show at Chicago. I shall attend and expect to gain much valuable information. 
— Henry Trevett, Champaign, 111. 

Give us a show in Chicago. — D. Bairinger, Rocky Ridge, O. 

Think a western show the proper thing. It will develop the western trade 
wonderfully. Shall attend.— W. H. & H. C. Fouts, Zanesville, O. 

Think the Chicago show will be a good thing, and shall take pleasure in 
attending. — Manley Bros., Harvard, 111. 

Let Chicago have a show that will set the whole west talking "wheels." There 
are enough factories and agents in the west to make it a success and if the eastern 
ers don't want to come we can do without them. — W. A. Green, Amboy, 111. 

The west is a large field and Chicago the largest cycle manufacturing center in 
the country, and it is time that a show was given in the west. Facilities for reaching 
it are the best. — The Nubian Iron Enamel Co., Cragin, HI. 

I believe the western trade has reached the point where it can demand a show. 
— E. L. Partch, Rock Rapids, la. 

Chicago is the most suitable place for the 1895 show. Few agents in l his terri- 
tory have ever attended a cycle show and there is great knowledge to be gained from 
attending. — Peru Cycle Exchange, Peru, Ind. 

The west certainly needs and deserves a show. — W. A. Little, Grinnell, la. 

There should certainly be a show in Chicago. — W. H. Stoutt, Uhrichsville, < >. 

A representative of our firm will certainly attend the Chicago show. — The Jaffa- 
Praeger Co., Roswell, N. M. 

Chicago is not so very far away from the east that it would prevent very many 
agents in that locality from attending the cycle show and would certainly draw 
enough in the west to assure its being placed ahead of all other cycle shows in the 
matter of the presence of agents. — W. J. Staples, Marysville, Mo. 

Let us have a chance to attend a show and get posted. Eastern shows are too 
far away. — Jas. Pasqueth & Son, Mexico, Mo. 

As matters now stand the dealer in the west is the last to get active encourage- 
ment from the makers. The western agent is too progressive to stand this sort of 
thing much longer. Will attend the Chicago show. — Lescher & Repine, Galesbun', 

I shall certainly attend the Chicago show. — Ed. Bauschbach, Princeton, 111. 

'There are several Pacific coast dealers who will attend a Chicago show, but 
who will absolutely be unable to attend a show held farther east. If the dealers on 
the Pacific coast can go to Chicago to see a show why can't the eastern dealers also 
go to Chicago? — Northern Pacific Cycle Co., Portland, Ore. 

By our attendance we shall prove that we have faith in the value of the Chicago 
show. — Munroe & Keltner, South Bend, Ind. 

Will take great pleasure in attending the Chicago show, and trust the exhibi- 
tion will become an annual fixture. Western agents should unanimously demand a 
western show each year. — W. J. Matern, Bloomington, HI. 

The manager of the bicycle department will certainly be in attendance at the 
Chicago show. There is no place more suitable to the agents at large than Chicago. 
—The J. L. Roark Estate, Greenville, Ky. 

The Chicago show will have a greater attendance of agents and dealers than 
any eastern show.— Henderson Mfg. Co,, Detroit, Mich. 

Not only are the agents demanding a Chicago show, but the wheelmen of the 
west as well. As soon as the maker becomes alive to the depth of feeling in this 



matter he will protect his interests by insisting, like the agent, upon a western show- 
each year. — John Harbottle, Peerless, O. 

It is not treating the dealers of the west right to ask them to go to New York— 
from the Pacific to the Atlantic— to see a cycle show. Will be in attendance at Chi- 
cago. — F. T. Merrill Mfg. Co., Portland, Ore. 

We say hold a show in Chicago all the time. — Gardiner & Ross. Knoxville, 

The Chicago show will be a great benefit to the maker and agent. — 11. P. 
Kochsmeier, Freeport, 111. 


Taunton. Mass. The Dean & Rodgers Cycle Co. reported to be about to sell out its 
bicycle business. 

Washington, I). C— The Goodyear Rubber Co., bicycle tires, sporting goods, etc., at 
309 Ninth street, about to remove to larger quarters at 807 Pennsylvania avenue. 

Washington, D. C— Geo. A. Young, bicycle rubber shop, removed to 302 Fourth 
street, N. E., and succeeded by Young &: Thompson, invite correspondence looking to 
accepting the agency oi good wheel. 

Boston. Mass —Frederick R. Wright, until recently president and general manager 
Wheelmen's Registration Co., tendered resignation. 

Convers. III.— Cate's bicycle store was recently destroyed by Hie. 

Chicago, III.— The James Cycle Importing Co., incorporated by James Bridger, Flora 
Jeanette Bridger, and Frederick J. Bridger; capital stock $5,000. 

Springfield, Mass.— The Berkshire Cycle Co., Anthony Auffhauser, Jr., member, 
has withdrawn from the firm, H. E. Blake succeeding as sole owner of the business. 

Grand Ramds. Mich.— The Grand Rapids Cycle Co. purchased lot adjoining factory, 
and will build an extension to their present plant. The new building will be 50 x 100 feet 
in dimensions, and will contain the company's offices, the assembly rooms, the sample 
stock rooms, and enameling and shipping department. The present factory will be used 
entirely for machinery. The new building will double the capacity of the plant, which is 
now 2,000 wheels per annum. 

Springfield Mass.— S. A. Grant, inventor of the Universal wheel, reported to be 
organizing a company to put his new invention upon the market. In consists of a wheel 
with a wooden frame, made with stout hickory, except the fork, which is of steel tubing. 
The new company, it is said, will be capitalized at $500,000. and New York capitalists are 
reported to be interested. 

St. Joseph, Mo.— E. B. Preston & Co., rubber goods, opened new headquarters at Nos. 
11 and 113 South Third street; H. A. Walker, local mauager. 

Indianapolis, Ind.— Root & Co., bicycles, etc., reported failed. The debts amount 
to between $15,000 and $20,000, The head of the firm is Daniel Root, of Connellsville, who 
was not identified with the business. 

Salem, Mass.— Packhom & Co.. bicycles, will remove from the Odell Block into more 
commodious quarters in Mechanic Hall. 

Salem. Mass.— Whittier & Pollard, bicycles, closed up their Salem branch o; business, 
and will remove stock to their Lynn store. They will maintain a nominal agency here, retain- 
ing desk room in the store of W. S. Lee & Co. 

Benton, Tex.— T. E. Pondor, bicycles, has opened up a bicycle repairing depart- 

Bl it alo, N. Y.— Buffalo Cycle Works factory, at Kensington, advertised for sale. 
Particulars will be furnished by O. E. Harries, the trustee, whose address is 43 Pearl street. 

New York, N. Y. — The Park Row Cycle Co. has opened new cut price store, 21 
Park Row. 

Indianapolis, Ind.— The Tester Modeling Machine Co. has brought suit against 
Henry C. Smith and the Central Cycle Mfg. Co. for $10,000, alleged to be due upon a con- 
tract existing between them. The plaintiff alleges that it entered into a contract with 
Smither to complete the construction of a certain lot of bicycles, then in process of con- 
struction, for a consideration of $20 a bicycle. Unter this contract, it alleges that it has 
completed the construction of 790 wheels. For 441 of these it has received a contract price, 
and for the remaining 349 it asks judgment against the defendants. 

Boston, Mass.— Stirk Cycle Mfg. Co., manufacturers of bicycles, reported dissolved; 
George Harriott retires; style same. 

Council Bluffs, Iowa.— S. M. Williamson & Co., bicycles, S. M. Williamson, 
reported realty mortgage for $500. 

Milwaukee, Wis.— The Chicago Cash Buyers Co., bicycles, etc., at 158 Yan Buren 
street, store destroyed by fire, at an estimated loss of $25,000. Small insurance reported. 

Weathersfield, Yt.— M. G. Robinson, store burglarized, and bicycles and other 
articles stolen. 

Hagerstown, Md. — The Surbridge bicycle factory reported sold for $6,000 to the 
directors of the Surbridge Bicycle Co. The directors are Frederick A. Baker, John D. 
Main, S. M. Schindel, and others. 

New Haven, Conn.— Cycle Exchange, bicycles, Charles H. Hilton, owner, reported 

Boston, Mass.— George A. Hunt, bicycles, reported to have recorded ^mortgage for 
February 14, 1894. for $160; discharged. 

Newark. N. J.— Geo. W. Coffin, bicycles, reported as succeeded by Reed & Marsh. 


The announcement that the Chas. F. Stokes Mfg. Co. had been closed 
by the sheriff caused quite a small-sized sensation in Chicago last week. 
Later developments show that a crash was bound to come any way. Last 
Saturday the Stokes company confessed judgment in the circuit court on a 
note for 85,670 in favor of the American Exchange National Bank. On 
Monday the Sterling Cycle Works asked the circuit court to appoint a 
receiver for the Stokes Mfg. Co. The defendant and the Union Cycle 
Mfg. Co. were charged with conspiring to defraud complainant of its 
claim for $4,895. The Stokes company was represented as having tangible 
assets worth not over 81,000, while it has an indebtedness of 845,000. The 
bill charges that Charles F. Stokes fraudulently transferred 835,000 worth 
of goods to the Union company and has disposed of 820,000 in accounts. 

The Denver branch of the Stokes company was also closed. Mr. 
Stokes is still president of the Union Jycle Mfg. Co., owning, it is said, one- 
third of the stock. 

There is an opening for the Sterling agency in Chicago, now that the 
Stokes company are out of business. Up to November 1 of last year, the 
Sterling was generally known as a Stokes product. On that date, however, 
a complete separation of interests was effected, and the Sterling Cycle 
Works have pushed their wheel to the front this year, with remarkable 
success. When the divorce took place, the Stokes company retained the 
portion of the Sterlings, and in order that the two firms might not clash in 
disposing of the goods, the Stokes company were given Cook County, and 
the states of Colorado, and Wisconsin. This carried with it the 1894 agency, 

but the Stokes people have used less than seventy-five new wheels, all their 
efforts having been made with the object of disposing of the goods carried 

This accounts for the fact that the Sterling account against Stokes was 
only 84,895. The Sterling people have already shipped double the number 
of wheels they expected to make, and from present indications will have to 
increase their output 50 per cent to supply the 1895 demands. The factory 
is now closed for inventory, and necessary repairs, but President Dickerson 
says that they will make all they can sell next year. 

The Columbia Souvenir Pin. 

Among the many souvenirs given away at the Denver meet none 
attracted more attention than the Columbia pin. The 
pin is made of Sterling silver and was much sought after 
by the League members. 

M. & W. Sue. 

Morgan & Wright, the tire manufacturers, have en- 
tered suit against the Newton Rubber Works, of Boston, 
for infringement of their patents. 

Thieves in St. Louis. 

St. Louis, August 13. — Thieves are again in evi- 
dence. The Knight Cycle Co.'s store was broken into 
the other night. They pounded the whole length of an 
upstairs door, and failing at this point, they tried down 
stairs at the side door, pounding it near the end, then 
they changed tactics, and carved out a hole in the panel, 
enabling them to unlock the door, and draw the bolt. 
The till was rifled and goods scattered around the floor, 
but it was evidently money, not wheels, they were after, 
as that was all that has been missed. The next night the glass door was 
broken on the other side, but they were caught before they effected an 

An Extensible Crank. 

The Bourne Cycle Fittings Co., 32 Nassau street, New York, are out 
with "Bourne's UJniversal Automatic Extensible Crank." The crank is 
described by the company as follows: 

"Our automatic extensible crank can be extended or shortened by the 
rider, when desired, by a simple action of the foot, without dismounting 
and while the bicycle or tricycle is traveling, ft being a well-known 
mechanical principle that a long lever or crank develops more power than 
a short one, and that a short lever or crank can produce greater speed than 
a long one, we present to the cycle riders an automatic extensible crank 
combining both of said principles, so that when it is desired to produce 
more power the crank can be lengthened, and when speed is required the 
crank can be shortened. The lengthening of the crank is accomplished by 
exerting an extra downward pressure, with the foot, on the pedal, when the 
crank is at low angle on ;he up-stroke. This action unlocks the sliding 
part of the crank, and the pressure on the pedal causes the sliding part to 
slip outwardly, when it becomes automatically locked in the extended posi- 
tion. To shorten the crank an extra downward pressure is exerted on the 
pedal when the crank is at a high angle on the up-stroke. This pressure 
unlocks the sliding part of the crank and the pressure on the pedal causes 
the sliding part to slip inwardly when it is again automatically positively 
locked in the shortened position. The sliding part of the crank is, how- 
ever, at all times locked to the stationary part of the crank, and although 
extensible is, in action, like the ordinary rigid crank. The arrangement is 
such that the crank can not he lengthened or shortened in the driving posi- 
tion, but only on the up-stroke by extra pressure. 

"Back-pedaling can be accomplished the same as with an ordinary 
rigid crank. The lengthening and shortening of the crank is accomplished 
while riding, "without dismounting, and at any speed. The advantage of 
using Bourne's automatic extensible cranks is that when 'climbing' a hill, 
riding against the wind or over soft, rough, sandy or muddy roads, the 
cranks can be instantly lengthened to develop greater power, and when rid- 
ing on a level the ordinary length of crank (or shorter, if desired) can be 
used for producing speed. The cranks can be had of any normal 
length desired, and made to extend as much as preferred. A crank nor- 
mally 6)4 inches long extending to7' 4 inches will develop 19' r - per cent 
increased power. By the use of these cranks a rider can have a short 
crank for level riding, say 6 inches, increasing to 7 J^ or 8 inches, which 
gives 25 per cent to 33!^ per cent additional power for heavy work. 

"Will Handle Excelsior Balls. 

The Niagara Cycle Fittings Co., of Buffalo, have contracted with the 
Excelsior Machine Company, of that city, for the sole selling agency for 
their well-known make of steel balls. These balls have been well and fav- 
orably known during the last seven years by the entire cycle trade of Amer- 
ica and Europe. It is well known among the large consumers of these 
goods that the Excelsior processes are pre-eminently adapted to the pro- 
duction of a perfect steel ball at an extremely low cost. Improvements and 
additions are constantly being made, and the Niagara people will be in 
position to supply the cycle trade of America with at least fifty million balls 
during the season of 1895, every ball guaranteed to be within one-quarter of 
one one-thousandth of an inch of absolute perfection. 




The season of '94 has placed Mississippi in the front tanks of the south- 
ern states from a cycle trade standpoint. The trade seems to have been 
general and the demand has kept up all along, with the result that in points 
where early in '94 there were scarcely any wheels, there are now large num- 
bers. Several race meets have been held, notably in Vicksburg, Canton, 
Jackson, and Yazoo City, and the attendance, both of racing men and spec- 
tators, has been such as to greatly encourage the various clubs under whose 
auspices these meets were held. 

These race meets have had a very beneficial effect on trade, and it is, 
no doubt, largely due to the successful meets that trade has kept up as well 
as it has. A very pleasing feature of the trade, and one which is also largely 
to be credited with the healthy condition of affairs, is the responsibility of 
the firms who have gone into the business, and the beneficial effect of such 
firms in the trade may be seen on every hand. 


This city, the total population of which will not exceed 15,000, has made 
an excellent showing, due very largely to the herculean efforts of Lee Rich- 
ardson & Co., one of the largest hardware firms in the city. This firm have 
pinned their faith to Victors, and so successfully have they pushed the sale 
of this wheel that it is safe to say that there are a greater number of Victors 
than any other make of wheel by at least one hundred per cent. 

The day that the writer spent in Vicksburg, Mr. Richardson was receiv- 
ing reports from an offer he had made to the small boys of some handsome 
prize for the most complete list of the names of owners of wheels, the name 
and style of wheel, etc. Of course such a list would not be absolutely com- 
plete, but the spirit of competition was so strong that the list was sure to be 
very near correct. One boy had over one hundred names, and there were 
others still to be added. By comparing the var- 
ious lists, it was thought that one hundred and 
fifty to two hundred names of bona-fide riders 
in Vicksburg can be secured. The idea is cer- 
tainly a commendable one, and the list, which Mr. 
Richardson proposes to publish, will be of great 
value to the local dealers in Vicksburg. The next 
largest business is that done by S. C. Ragan & 
Co., a very substantial concern, which handles only 
the Rambler. Mr. Ragan is quite a prominent 
business man, hut nevertheless finds ample time 
to be an earnest devotee of the wheel, and although 
he did not get his agency until late, he has sold a 
large number of "record breakers,'' and the Ram- 
bler seems to be deservedly popular among the 
local flyers. 

Clarke & Co., the leading stationers, handle 
Columbias and Hartfords, and report a very satis- 
factory business. The city of Vicksburg, is located 
on a series of steep hills, and the band brake on 
the rear hub of Columbias has made a splendid 
showing and is conceded on all sides to be just the 
thing and preferable to a brake working directly 
on the tire. 

Wright Bros., another large hardware firm, 
handle Clevelands and Waverleys and are just as 
loud in their praise of the many good points in the 

Cleveland, as they see them, as might be wished of any agency for their 
favorite wheel. Through the efforts of Wright Bros, the Cleveland agency 
will be pushed vigorously, and they will no doubt be successful in getting 
a share of the trade. 

A feeling of perfect harmony seems to exist among all the dealers, and 
they all join heartily in any scheme that will benefit the trade in general. 
The first of March there were hardly a half dozen high-grade wheels in 
Vicksburg ; now there must be close to two hundred. There is no price-cut- 
ting, no pocket agencies, and the grade of the wheels is up to the highest 
standard, with a very bright outlook for the future. 

It is certainly a pleasure to be thrown among the Vicksburg trade in a 
business way, or socially among the riders and dealers. 


At Jackson the outlook for the future of the cycle trade is all that could 
be expected. A great many wheels have been sold this season, but the 
business seems to be somewhat cut up. There are too many people 
handling wheels for the size of the town for any one firm to make much out 
of the business, but they all seem to be well satisfied with the business they 
have done and expect to sell more wheels yet this season. Ouite an inter, 
esting meet was held on July 4, which doubtless has done a great deal 
toward placing cycling on a good basis in Jackson. There seems to lie 
something lacking in the way of enthusiasm. I should think a series of 
good road races would aid matters. 

Height & Rower, who are in the grocery business in West Jackson, are 
Columbia agents. The Jackson Piano Co. handle the Monarch. The drug 
store of C. H. Herbert & Co. have, until recently, sold the Syracuse line 
exclusively, but have now added the Victor. C. A. Franseoli, who is in the 
queensware business, has the Imperial, Waverley, and Western Wheel 
Works wheels. 

The Rambler is quite well represented by Carl V. Seutter, who has the 
largest jewelry store in the city. Of late he has been exhibiting a Rambler 

tandem, for two men, and this machine has attracted a great deal of atten- 
tion and favorable comments from all sides. W. A. Buck has charge of the 
cycle department, and a more enthusiastic Rambler advocate it would be 
difficult to find. Mr. Buck stated that they expected to place a number of 
Ramblers yet this season. There is also another agency in West Jackson, 
that of W. Phillips, at Harrington's drug store, who handles the Lytid- 
hurst. El Sid. 


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Morgan & Wright 

London, August 4. — The Cuca cup has been won outright byShorland, 
and the race, which was in progress when I posted my last notes, is not 
without its lesson to the trade and to all those who are thinking of taking 
shares in the Boudard Gear Co., about to be promoted with a capital of 
81,250,000, an amount which is simply ridiculous. I must say that I did not 
feel the surprise expressed by some people when I noticed that Shorland 
did not ride the Boudard gear in the great race. My opinion is that the 
invention has not a single advantage over the method usually adopted, 
except in the fact that a larger toothed wheel is fitted to the hub of the 
driving wheel. I quite admit that this is, in itself, a considerable gain, and 
to it do I entirely attribute the circumstance that the gear is not palpably 
much inferior to the ordinary chain. The fact, however, that Shorland, who 
is at any rate considerably interested in the products of the Humber firm, 
despite the decision of the licensing committee, did not make use of Marcel 
Boudard's contrivance, should go far to convince the trade and the public 
that the gear is no good. We were told that it gave power, since an ordi- 
nary rider could use a gearing some twelve inches higher than he could 
otherwise drive; but nevertheless, it was not ridden in the recent Catford 
hill-climbing contest, where any extra power would have been a distinct 
gain, and now when a purely speed gearing was required on a perfectly 
smooth track, Shorland refused to make use of it. 
True, the long-distance champion, in an interview 
after the race, has said that he refrained from 
using the gear for fear of winning the cup under 
an unfair advantage, but Shorland is a champion 
"kidder," and he will not spoof me with this tale; 
in fact, so poor is it that I am simply surprised 
that even he should have trotted it out. In addi- 
tion to all this there have been some startling 
statements made by men who rode with G. P. 
Mills on his recent Land's End to John O'Groat's 
lide, and one or two of his pacers have openly 
marvelled, not at what a wonderful gear the Bou- 
dard is, but at what a wonderful man Mills is to push 
it. This fully bears out the nickname of the 
"Push 'ard" gear by which the contrivance is now 
known on the gieat North Road. Ouite apart, 
however, from the question of the advantages or 
disadvantages of Marcel Boudard's combination of 
the "R^b-Roy" gear of years ago and the ordinary 
chain, there is another point which should prevent 
the public rushing for shares in the company, and 
that is the trivial cost of production, which can not 
warrant the amount of capital named. At first 
sight this appears to be the other way on, but 
when we consider that if the gear was successful 
countless imitations quite as good could easily be 
put upon the market, we can soon realize that a monopoly can not be main- 
tained, and that the prices must, therefore, fall. Yet. big profits would be 
necessary to pay interest on so great a capital; 81,250,000 is a very large 
sum, and it is perfectly clear to anyone at all conversant with financial mat- 
ters that if the gear were sold at ordinary competition profits, the output 
would have to be enormous before a decent dividend could be paid. But, 
as I have said, there would soon be scores of similar gears, which would 
each come in for a share of support if the initial one proved successful, and 
hence a very large output is not to be reckoned with. If the affair floats, it 
will be a triumph of the art of company promoting. 

The details of the new "Coventry combination" are now published, and 
it appears that the union consists of six houses, namely: Taylor, Cooper & 
Bednal, Ltd., of the Raglan Works, Bayliss, Thomas & Co., of the Excel- 
sior Works, Barton & Loudon, of the St. Georges Factory (not to be con- 
founded with the St. Georges Engineering Co., of Birmingham i. The Anti- 
Friction Ball Co., Ltd., and Calcott Bros., of the "XL" Works. According 
to the announcements which have been made in the press, all the firms are 
in a sound financial condition, and their business prospects are of the 
rosiest, so that I do not quite see the reason for the amalgamation. 

I am sorry to hear that the Puncture Proof Band Co. will pay no divi- 
dend this year. This may be accounted for by the fact of the company 
being formed so late in the season, but any way I believe that the working 
expenses have been more than met by the last few months' trading. Many 
firms connected with the cycle trade can not say as much. I also hear that 
Rudge & Co. will pay no dividend. 

On the other hand, several of the best known parts manufacturers have 
done fairly well, principally owing to the development of the "man and 
a boy" firms, which, naturally, just buy the various parts required and put 
them together, selling the whole machine as of thou own manufacture. 
These firms do no good to the larger houses, for they can obviously com- 
pete at much lower prices, having little or no rent expenses, but their trade 


is certainly a good thing for the parts makers. Messrs. Perry & Co., Ltd., will 
again pay an interim dividend of 10 per cent for the first six months of 
the year. 

A cycle agents' union was formed here last week and a Mr. Mason was 
elected secretary. I don't know whether he is the same gentleman who 
used to trade in Lincoln, but in any case, I am dubious as to the ultimate 
success of the scheme. Nevertheless, an agents' union might do some good 
and go a great way toward stopping price-cutting if it were properly 
worked. The difficulty is to get men to pull loyally together. 

The Quadrant Cycle Co. has for some time supplied many of the police 
cycling clubs with machines, and has now received an order for cycles for 
the men of the Royal Irish Fusiliers. This is no doubt satisfactory, and 
shows that good work brings its own reward. Will o' the Wisp. 

A sample photo. 


In writing up the new Kombi camera, made by A. C. Kemper, 208 and 
'210 Lake street, Chicago, the Western Trade Journal says: 

In indorsing this product in the most unstinted 
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Testing Aluminum. 
The St. Louis Refrigerator & Wooden Gutter Co. write: "We have 
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August 9 it was decided that the first annual exhibition of cycles and acces- 
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Madison Square Garden, on January 19, and closed on the Saturday 
following. Frank W. Sanger, manager of the Madison Square Garden, 
was appointed manager for the Board of Trade and all details and 
information as to space, plans and rules governing the exhibition will be 
furnished by him or, A. Kennedy-Child, Secretary of the N. B. T. C. M. 

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Morgan & Wright write that their tire repair department will not 
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Zimmerman "Wins Races in Both Countries— Banker Riding in 
Fine Form— A Fast Quarter. 

Paris, August 5. — "The last performance of A. A. Zimmerman in 
Paris" was the way in which today's meeting at the Velodrome de la Seine 
was advertised. To be strictly correct it should be said that Zimmy's 
appearance this afternoon before a crowd of nearly ten thousand people 
was the last in which he will figure in the presence of Parisians for some 
time. The "Patti license," which managers are allowed to take advantage 
of, was used in this instance, for Arthur has no intention whatever of giving 
Paris the farewell salute at this season of the year. Several weeks in 
England, and then France will look upon those wonderful legs again. The 
"game" is too good in Paris to throw away half used, and Mr. Zimmerman 
will come back again to gather in more percentages — for it must be 
remembered that he is racing for "all there is in it now." 

Although riding as diligently for first place as he was ever known to 
ride during all his thoroughly sports- 
manlike career, he is not riding for 
any more "trophies," other than those 
that are strictly negotiable. Zim is 
inclined to walk about musingly hum- 
ming, "Who wouldn't a racing man 
be," or "I have several thousand 
francs in my inside pocket." Pros 
perity — not even when Zim was an 
amateur — never spoiled Zim, and the 
"cut of his clothes" remains just the 
same as before he became the cash 
prize king of all cycling nations. That 
shuffling gait, which marks his care- 
less style of ambling about, and 
which quite belies the quickness that 
possesses him when the race is on, 
is always the same, and with the 
light-colored Alpine hat, by which 
Americans are "spotted" while abroad, 
and perhaps a long dangling rain coat, 
his honor moves about apparently 
thinking of nothing more serious 
than what he will have for dinner. 
(Parenthetically it may be said with 
appropriateness to the moment that 
the beefsteaks which Zim consumes 
at dinner time are enough to appall 
any one but a rail splitter or a har- 
vest hand. At the restaurant of our 

good fat and sleek Bachelier the style of steak which is brought on twice 
a day for the "Skeeter" is called "un grand biftek comme sa (like that)"- 
and the dimensions are stipulated by holding the hands a generous distance 

Returning to the subject of 

Zim's Quasi-Farewell Appearance, 
of course he won the race in which he competed. (In referring to "the race" 
and not "the races" the fact is recalled that Zim is not riding six or seven 
races in an afternoon nowadays, three being his limit, thus far this season.) 
The distance was 2,000 meters, a scratch race at the Velodrome de la Seine. 
The prizes were 225, 175, 125 and 100 francs— not large even for the winner, 
but Zim looks upon the prize moneys as the "every little that helps," while 
his main interest is centered upon his percentage of the gross receipts. 
The prizes in Paris this season have been somewhat small, but with racing 
twice and sometimes three times a week the riders could not grumble 
much, even with the understanding that Zimmerman was receiving a liberal 
rake-off every time he rode. 

There were three heats of the race. In the first were Verheyen, Far 
man, Max, Vignaux, Hermet, Loste (of Bordeaux), Renaux, and (iirardin. 
The heat was captured by "Dutch" Verheyen in good style, with Farman 
second. Then Zimmerman won a heat with such ease from Fortuny, who 

After the Zimmerman-Edwards^tnaich at Paris 

rode a third of a kilometer unpaced at Bordeaux in :23 2 /s, and Antony, that 
he made the crowd laugh. Louvet and Medinger rode one, two from five 
second-class men. In the final were Zimmerman, Louvet, Medinger, 
Verheyen, Farman, and Fortuny. It was Zimmerman 

Against Five of the Very Best Men 

who are now riding in Paris. Medinger — always dangerous and "foxy" — 
Louvet, who has come up considerably in the last month, and Verheyen, 
were three who could give anybody a lively race, and if it was in their power 
to defeat Zim by honorable means, they meant to do it. There was an 
amusing struggle all through the race to see which should secure the 
advantage of being on Zim's rear wheel when he went for home. Even if 
he couldn't win, the schemer wanted to play safe by being pulled through 
for second place, with a chance (remote, of course) of beating Zim out at 
the finish. Before the race had been called Louvet asked Zim to allow 
him to "get on behind" when he went by. Zim said he had no objection 
whatever, but that he was looking for most every one to look out for himself, 

more or less. 

When half the distance had been 
traversed the see-saw work began. 
Everybody seemed possessed of the 
same desire; that of hanging to Zim's 
rear wheel, and there was a continual 
scramble for place. With Zim riding 
first and second alternately in the pro- 
cession, Louvet would rush ahead so 
as to be ready to make a running 
switch when Zim decided to go, and 
after Zim had come up even, Ver- 
heyen would come sailing forward 
bent on the same purpose. Then 
Farman, then Louvet again, and Ver- 
heyen, each 

Fighting For the Opportunity 
of finishing second. 

Medinger did not come up, as he 
is never known to make pace and 
moreover he was figuring on "freez- 
ing" to Zim's rear wheel and crowd- 
ing the others out when the sprint was 
put into execution. 

When the last quarter was en- 
tered Zim made a pretense of rushing 
forward, which set in motion "Dutch" 
Verheyen, who is somewhat famed 
for his long sprints. Verheyen set the 
pace and made it lively, with Zim 
following him closely, while Medinger trailed Zim's rear on the inside and 
Louvet did the same on the outside. Verheyen led into the homestretch, 
and Zim kept him company. Louvet got the benefit of Zim's pace and he 
made dangerous movements toward the winning post. Zim did not really 
go for ii until within the last 100 yards and saying to himself, "Some of 
these fellows might nail me," he kicked a little harder and crossed the tape 
several lengths in the lead. Louvet rode creditably and was a safe second, 
with Farman third. Medinger was fourth. The crowd cheered Louvet 
enthusiastically for the beating he gave Medinger. He had not shown 
so well for some time and it pleased the people that their champion of last 
year should show form in accordance with the esteem in which he should 
beheld. Zimmerman covered the last quarter mile in :29 . 


Birmingham, England, August 6.— Zimmerman made his first appear- 
ance in Birmingham on Aston track this afternoon. He competed only in the 
quarter-mile lap competition, winning from Wheeler, Banker, Harris, 
Fdwards, James, Schofield and others. Zim covered the quarter from a fly- 
ing start, unpaced, in :28 2 .-., which was very fast considering the condition 
of the track. Rain had fallen all during the night and most of the day, 
leaving the ground in a very siggy condition. In spite of the fact that he 
had traveled all night without sleeping, that the track was slow and that a 


step from the cement tracks of France to a dirt track was calculated to pro- 
duce a strangeness, Zim covered the circuit of Aston track in faster time 
than it had ever been done before and within l'/fc seconds of the English 
paced record. 

Zim had never seen the track before and the only opportunity he had 
of becoming accustomed to it was in a short preliminary spin a few 
minutes previous to the contest. The occasion being that of the national 
bank holiday in England, the people turned out in large numbers. With 
such threatening weather and such dampness under foot the crowd in 
America on a similar day would probably run in the hundreds instead of 
in the thousands. All Birmingham, like all other cities and towns in 
England on bank holiday, was astir and a large percentage of the pleasure- 
seekers found their way to Aston track. Of course there were 

A Few Fights Here and There, 

the result probably of too much rejoicing over the brim of a bowl, but 
everybody was out for recreation and all shops remained closed. 

George Banker, who is at present riding in the best form of his racing 
career, was second in the lap competition, with :29 2 s. Harry Wheeler was 
third with :29 4 *, James fourth with :30, and Harris fifth with :30's. 
Schofield could only do :30 2/ s, and Edwards accomplished the task in :30%. 

It was evident to the observer, without any closer examination, that 
greater interest attached to the professional events, than to the amateur. 
Allowing for the fact that Zimmerman would be the chief attraction, whether 
he was professional or amatuer, it could be seen that the professionals 
excited far the greater interest. A comparison of "galaxies" would almost 
guarantee that assertion. Of the professionals there were Zimmerman, 
Wheeler, Harris.Banker, Edwards, Schofield, James, Lumsden, Relph, Robb, 
Sansom, Oxborrow, and others, whose names appeared on the programme, 
while the best men on the amateur list were J. Piatt Betts, U. L. Lambley, 
F. G. Bradbury, B. E. Winchurch, J. N. Still, A. Osborne, and a host of the 
untried and unknown. 

The Professional Event 

was put toward the latter part of the programme, just as "good things" 
generally are, so the people would have time to get to the track before the 
feature had been concluded. 

Birmingham, August 7. — The second day's races at Aston were run in a 
cold rain — real English weather. Umbrellas comprised most of the gen- 
eral view. Six or seven thousand people stood in the drizzling rain from 2 
o'clock till after 7, while fourteen long events, some with ten heats, were 
run off. 

Such patience, such endurance would not be exhibited in America were 
twelve champions to compete in a handicap. The people became soaked 
through, but they were out for a holiday, and did not propose to falter on 
account of a little rain. 

Timekeeper Henry Sturmey retreated beneath the folds of a large 
waterproof coat, and only exposed his watch and his right hand. The 
judges stood under umbrellas and the various umpires and stewards crawled 
under a big table. Zimmerman rode in the heat of a mile scratch and won; 
Wheeler captured a mile handicap from Edwards and James in one of the 
heats of which Banker was run off his feet by Relph, and "Tom" James 
gave a surprising defeat to Edwards in his heat of the mile in which Zim- 
merman competed. The final of the mile scratch is to be run tomorrow 
(Wednesday, August 8), when Zimmerman will come out prepared to win. 

He Must Defeat Harris, 
Banker, who got revenge on Relph, Wheeler, James, and Hewson, who rode 
with him in the heat and played for fastest second. Zim's time was 2:26. 
Harris does not appear to be riding fast. Whether it is due to a comparison 
with Zimmerman or because he may not be going at the rate he was a 
month or so ago is not easy to decide. Schofield's failure to come out for 
the mile handicap, in which he was placed in a heat with Zimmerman, was 
explained by some one who said that he thought Zimmerman was going to 

Schofield is not considered at all fast at present. Edward's defeat by 
James in the heat of the mile was a sensational affair. The two men have 
grown recently to dislike each other very thoroughly, so that defeat to 
either was anything but sweet. Upon appearances to date there is nobody 
here who can come within forty yards of 

Zimmerman in a Mile, 
and unless he should go wrong, or somebody spring up in a magical man- 
ner before he is through with his English circuit, his competitors, like those 
in Paris, will be fighting among themselves for second place. 

Birmingham, August 8. — Zimmerman again with the others fight- 
ing for second place. The mile race and the ten-mile race were 
gathered in neatly by Arthur A., with Harris, James, Wheeler, Banker, and 
others fighting among themselves for what remained after first position. 

Aston track was still heavy, the rain falling at intervals. In the mile 
race, which was the final of yesterday's heats, there were Zimmerman, 
Wheeler, Harris, James, Banker, and Hewson. Zim and Wheeler started 
the going, with Harris making his own pace for two laps on the outside. 
James came up and played hard for position. Entering the bell lap Harris 
crowded Wheeler and Zimmerman until a fall was only averted by Wheeler 
pulling up to let Zimmerman out. Harris, however, "squared himself ' by 
letting Zim through when he asked for more room. Zimmerman and James 

First into the Stretch, 

and Wheeler was lost behind the bunch. Of course, "Jersey" was not 

headed and he won handily. Banker came up on the inside, and by a 
narrow shave beat James out. James raised a big row, and Banker was 
disqualified entirely. The order in which the tape was crossed was Zim- 
merman, Banker, James, Harris, Hewson, Wheeler. The time was 2:38; 
last quarter, :30 2 &. 

The ten-mile race was the race of the day. The starters were Zimmer- 
man, Hewson, James, Harris, Wheeler, Allard, Oxborrow, Herbert, Robb, 
Relph, Chereau, Banker and Lewis. The first pace was by Banker, Harris 
and James. Then Lewis to the front. By turns Zimmerman, Wheeler, and 
Harris did the leading. Chereau tried to pull Harris out but got tired. 
Harris came forward and stayed there until he got his fill of lap prizes. 
Three laps from home Harris, Wheeler, and Zimmerman were ahead and 
trying to keep positions. The last two laps were done by Wheelerand Zim- 
merman, the latter going the entire last quarter in the lead. Harris was on 
Zimmerman's rear wheel and followed him into the homestretch. The Jer- 
seyman was again too swift and he won by a long safe margin from all 
except Banker, who came on the inside with a fine sprint and finished with- 
in a foot or two of Zimmerman. Harris was third, and Wheeler fourth. 
The time was 27:47 :! s. Last quarter ;30 2 /s. 

"Sam" Miles and wife were visitors at the Birmingham races. 

"Davy" Post turned up in Birmingham the day Zimmerman arrived 
from France. The Napoleonic L. A. W. politician is on a pleasure trip and 
is heading for Paris where, he says, he has reason to believe there are 
sights that will fit his liking. He pines for the companionship of Brewster. 

J. M. Erwin. 


The Chicago delegation which visited Pontiac, 111., Wednesday, 
Thursday, and Friday of last week, carried off nearly all the prizes, 
although St. Louis and Peoria riders scored several wins. The meet was 
a success in point of attendance, although the prizes were poor and worth 
about one-third of the advertised value. The actions of the Chicago 
crowd at the hotel were severely criticised, the horse play indulged in by 
the racing men being the next thing to rowdyism. 

The races were good. There were but four Class B men there, making 
these events rather tame. On the last day Keator showed some of his old- 
time form and captured the mile handicap, riding from a back mark and 
catching his field readily. W. A. Thompson lowered A. D. Kennedy's 
track record of 2:14 to 2:10^. 


One-mile novice.— A. E. Wood, Chicago, first; Al Hess, Chicago, second; Roy J. West. 
Chicago, third. Time. 2:36. 

Half-mile open, Class A. — W. J. Anderson, Chicago, first; A. J. Nicolet, Chicago, sec- 
ond; A. D. Herriman, Chicago, third. Time, 1:14. 

One-mile handicap, Class A.— A. E. Wood, 150 yards, first; F. L. Parmeter, 75 yards, 
second; R. J. West, lbO yards, third. Time, 2:18. 

One-mile open. Class B. — John Coburn, St. Louis, first; Gus Steele and James Levy, 
tied for second; Koy Keator, Chicago, fourth. Time, 2:53. 

Two-mile handicap. Class A— A. E. Wood. 330 yards, first; R. J. West, 330 yards, sec- 
ond; W. A. Thompson, Chicago, 75 yards, ihird. Time, 4:48. 


Half-mile open, Class A. — A. L. Leonhardt, Chicago, first; W. J. Anderson, second; 
M. Nelson, Chicago, third. Time, 1:16. 

One-mile open, Class B. — Gus Steele, first; John Coburn, second; James Levy, third. 
Time, 2:34. 

One-mile handicap, Class A.— F. L. Parmeter, Peoria, 60 yards, first; W. A. Thomp- 
son. 35 yards, second; G. T. McCarty, Havana, 100 yards, third. Time, 2:16. 

Two-mile handicap, Class B.— Gus Steele, scratch, first; J. W. Coburn, scratch, second; 
James Levy, 75 yards, third. Time, 5:28. 

One-mile Livingston and McLean Counties.— L. H. Hamilton, Bloomington, first; 
F. S. Coleman, Pontiac, second; Charles F. Agle, Bloomiugton, third. Time, 2:20. 

Quarter-mile open, Class A. — A. D. Herriman, first; C. V. Dasey, Chicago, second; 
W. M. Staley, Chicago, third. Time, :34. 


One-mile open, Class A. — C. V. Dasey, first; A. L. Leonhardt, second; A. D. Herriman. 
third. Time, 2:09Ji. 

One-mile open, Class B, time limit 2:35 — John Coburn, first; Gus Steele, second; James 
Levy, third. Time, 2:40. No race. Run-over. — Gus Steele, first; James Levy, second; John 
Coburn, third. Time, 2:37. Declared no race. 

Half-mile handicap, Class A.— C. V. Dasey, 10 yards, first; F. L. Parmeter, 25 yards, 
second; A. E. Wood, 30 yards, third. Time, 1:07. 

One-mile handicap, Class B.— Roy Keator, 115 yards, first; Gus Steele, scratch, second; 
James Levy, 45 yards, third. Time, 2:27. 

Five-mile handicap, Class A. — Dave Coburn, 300 yards, first; M. Nelson, 350 yards, 
second; A. Hess. 475 yards, third. Time 12:23. 

Quarter-mile open, Class B— James Levy, first; Roy Keatoi, second; John Coburn. 
third. Time, :41. 

Stanwood Succeeds. 

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in New York last Sunday night, breaking Wylie's record of 10 days 4 hours 
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would have made better time. He rode a twenty-one-pound Sterling, fitted 
with Palmer tires. Wheel and tires came through without a scratch. 

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The last visitor has left Denver, and the Queen City of the Plains has 
settled down for a much-needed rest. The fifteenth annual meet of the 
League of American Wheelmen is now a matter of history, and every one 
who attended is satisfied that he had a good time. Denver was owned by 
the wheelmen last week, and every Denverite, from the mayor down to the 
smallest newsboy, was willing to do the bidding of any one who wore a 
League badge. The L. A. W. has demonstrated that it has a little life left, 
and the Denverites have made a record that they can afford to be proud of. 
To successfully manage so large a meet shows that the inhabitants of the 
wild and woolly west must have worked together and laid their plans with 
a nicety that can not be beaten. It is seldom that the managers of an 
L. A. W. meet can show a surplus afterward, but the Denver Wheel Club 
can. It not only paid expenses, but spent money with a lavish hand to 
entertain its visitors. Theaters, music halls, street cars, railroads, and even 
the police were subsidized, — all that the visitors might have a good time 
and be able to say that at last they saw what they got for their Sl-a-year. 

There was but one thing to regret — the absence of Messrs. Luscomb, 
Perkins, and Willison. That the League royalty should stay away from an 
occasion of this sort is to be regretted. Your 81-a-year member goes to a 
League meet expecting to see the high muck-a-mucks and if he doesn't see 
them he is disappointed. Luscomb & Co. should have remembered that 
they were part of the show and should have gone to Denver at all hazards. 
But it's too late now, and they will receive their punishment later, so say 
some of the hot-headed westerners who feel chagrined that the president 
and vice-presidents of the L. A. W. should boycott the League meet in such 
a manner. I.uscomb's excuse that the League could not afford to send the 
officials to Denver sounds rather "fishy" to the Denverites. They claim 
that the L. A. W. has made an appropriation for this purpose and that 
Mr. Luscomb should see that the will of the National Assembly was carried 

The statement is made that Luscomb was mad because he was not 
allowed to name the officials of the meet and therefore tried to snub the 
Denverites and show them that he didn't care anything for their old meet. 
If this be true, Mr. Luscomb will probably fare hard at the hands of the 
westerners at the next election. 

But the curtain has been rung down and every one has gone to prepare 
for the League meet of. 1895 at — where? 


California has produced a champion ! For many moons we have been 
reading of coast records being broken, and when we compared them with 
eastern times we thought, "What slow fellows those westerners are." But 
we have changed our mind, and are now firmly convinced that one man 
whose home is in California is a real racing man. Early last spring there 
were rumors of war from the coast. Bliss and Dirnberger went to California 
to show the natives how to race, but after one or two ineffectual attempts 
they gave up the idea and came home, sadder but wiser men. Then a few 
of the wise men of the east predicted that there would be trouble at 
Denver. Of course they were laughed at, but time has borne them out in 
their statements. 

Otto Zeigler, the new star from California, is a phenomenon. A mere 
boy is the San Jose racing man, but he captured the hearts of the crowd at 
Denver by winning three out of the five national championships from the 
best men in the country, and the world for that matter, riding Sanger, et al, 
to a standstill. The question of the hour at Denver, "Who gets Zimmy's 
place," was answered to the satisfaction of the Denverites, if no one else. 
We hardly agree with them that Zeigler is a coming champion. While we 
are willing to give him due credit for his wonderful performances, yet we 
are of the opinion that the climate had much to do with it. Zeigler spent a 
month in Denver and became acclimated, while the easterners got there 
the last moment and when they tried to ride the air affected them and they 
had to quit. They were all right for short distances, but when pacemakers 
were put into the races the pace became too hot for all but Zeigler. That 
the Californian is not the peer of the easterners was shown at Pueblo when 
John S. Johnson administered a stinging defeat to Zeigler. The statement 
was then made that the San Jose man would not come east because he 
could not get fair treatment. Zeigler's friends should not have made such 
a statement. It will cause some people to say that the California man is 
afraid to come east where he will be on equal grounds with the easterners. 

But all the same, we wish to compliment California on her star and we 
hope that she has a dozen or more Zeiglers in readiness to spring at the '95 


Si'KiNGFiELD, Mass., August 22. — J. P. Bliss now has the fastest time 
to his credit for both the standing and the flying half. For the last few 
days Bliss, who has been training at Hampden Park, has been showing 
great form, and Manager Atkins chose this afternoon for a trial against 
time. Track, wind, and weather were in perfect condition. Lumsden and 
Githens, and Brandt and Silvie were the riders of the tandems chosen to do 
the pacing. The start was excellent, and Bliss hugged the wheel of the 
tandem to the quarter in :27'/5. From there to the tape the ride was suffi- 
ciently speedy to land him in :54 3 /s, 2/ 6 of a second faster than the world's 
record, made by Johnson at Independence, October 30, 1893, and a full 
second faster than Bliss' own record, made at Waltham in July. The time 
for the tandem was :54*' 5 . 

Shortly after the flying half Manager Atkins announced that Bliss would 
try for the standing half record. The same pacers were used except that 
neither tandem rode the full distance. After one false attempt, resulting in 
a poor pick-up, Bliss started on the fastest half, from a still start, ever rid- 
den. The quarter-mile post was reached when the watches registered :30 2 5, 
and 27'' '> seconds later, the ride was over, and Bliss had established a mark 
of :58'», which is 1V4 seconds faster than Johnson's world's record made at 
Independence, October 31, 1893. 


Pueblo, Colo., August 20. — John S. Johnson showed marked improve- 
ment in his riding today, capturing the mile open from Zeigler, Sanger, 
Murphy, and others. The race ridden in2:ll 45 ,the second fastest 
scratch race ever run. Johnson jumped the crowd on the last lap and scored 
a runaway win, Zeigler being unable to catch him. A. E. York, of Pueblo, 
won both the half and one mile B handicaps, W. H. Fehleishen.of Wichita, 
running second in each event. Charley Murphy defeated C. S. Wells, Taxis, 
and Brown, in the third-mile open. Wells gathered in the two-mile lap 
race from Murphy and Callahan, while Dr. Brown ran away from Zeigler in 
the quarter-mile open. 

Sanger, Githens, Bald, ami Titus 

i'!i.' for the mile open at Ripon. 




Otto Zeigler, Junior, the Hero of the 
Races fie Wins Three Champion= 
ships — World's Records Broken 
The Track Lightning Fast. 

The Best fleet in The History of the League 

— Everyone Satisfied and Happy — The 

Banquet and Ball. 





Otto Zeigler, Jr 

:80 3 / 6 

E. C. Bald 

1:05 Vi 

Otto Zeigler, Jr.. ... 

2:12 Vs 

Otto Zeigler, Jr... 

4:21 > r, 

Five-miles... .. 

F. J. Titus 


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fate '■ m 


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Class B men going to Denver. 
Competition Records. 

Ouarter-mile, Hying start... 






W. C. Sanger ... 

E. C. Bald 

F.J. Titus 

Otto Zeigler, Jr. 


B. B. Bird 

:26 3 A 
2:10' 6 

12:19' r. 


Records Against Time. 

One-mile unpaced, Hying 
One-mile tandem, Hying ; 
Two-mile, standing start 



, unpaced-- . 
ed - 

H. H. Maddox 

L. D. Cabanne and F. J 

Titus.. . 

l r.ti • s 

Open Events, Class B. 


Raymond MacDonald. 

W. C. Sanger _ __ _ . . 





E. C.Bald . 

1:44 Vs 


A. I. Brown 

2:10 Vis 

Open Events, Class A. 






Two-mile Up race . 

Arthur Gardner. 
E. E. Anderson . 
Arthur Gardner. 
Arthur Gardner- 
Arthur Gardner- 
Arthur Gardnei- 


:44 ' :. 
2:35 3 /i 

5:01 '/5 

The above table gives a comprehensive idea of the track work done at 
the fifteenth annual meet of the League of American Wheelmen. In addi- 
tion to the records given in the table, L. A. Callahan made a new record for 
the unpaced Class A mile, 2:16* i, and for the Class A mile in competition, 
2:11 4 ^; Arthur Gardner carried off the time prize in the twenty-five mile 
road race, and C. S. Wells carried off the one-mile western championship 
in 2:28. 

Denver, Colo., August 19. — At last the League meet is over and nobody 
is sorry. Not because anyone failed to have a good time — the best of good 
times — but because every one is worn out with sight seeing and entertain- 
ment. The meet was the best that was ever held in the history of the 
League. It was the best in point of entertainment offered the visitors. It 
was the best in the open-handed hospitality of the individual entertainers. 
It was by far the best from a racing standpoint. Springfield in its palmiest 
days never gave a better meet. The races continued for three days and on 
every one of them records were broken, a total of ten for the three days, an 
unprecedented record for any meet and especially for a League meet. The 
attendance at the races was larger than the. most sanguine expected. The 

grand stands and bleachers which accommodate 7,000 people were crowded 
on each of the three days. The promoters of the meet thereby cleared all 
expenses nicely and the Colorado division will have a small sum to put into 
its treasury and the Denver Wheel Club has a record-breaking track all 
paid for. 

The Question, "Who Gets Zimmy's Place?" 
which greeted the visitors on all hands when they reached this city was 
settled to the entire satisfaction of the crowds that filled the seats at the 
races, if not to the satisfaction of the racing men and those "in the know. ' 
John S. Johnson did not win a single prize, while Sanger got one first, one 
second, and one third. Johnson could not get a place in the one-mile 
championship and Sanger was ridden off his feet in the two-mile champion- 
ship. It was a general, all-around surprise. To Otto Zeigler, Jr., of San 
Jose, Cal., the crowd awarded Zimmy's place. He ran away with 
three of the five championships and made a new competition record in 
one of them. In addition to this he won the one-mile, 2:20 class, got second 
in the third-mile open and third in the two championships that he did not 
win, the half-mile and five-mile. Bald and Titus each captured a cham- 
pionship and the former got one and the latter two world's competition 
records, but B. B. Bird, of Minneapolis, a Class A man, took Titus' five- 
mile record by over four seconds. C. M. Murphy showed splendid form, as 
did A. I. Brown and Raymond MacDonald. Arthur Gardner was the undis- 
puted king of Class A. He won every open event in his class except one, in 
which he was so badly pocketed as to make a win an absolute impossibility. 
He not only won, but won with the most ridiculous ease. Not satisfied with his 
victories on the track he turned out for the twenty-five-mile road race and 
captured the time prize, leaving his fellow-scratch men, W. F. Murphy and 
H. L. Dodson by nearly a minute and a half. E. E. Anderson, of Rood- 
house, 111., made a good showing in the junior class and B. B. Bird in this 
class was given credit for the five-mile competition record of America. 
The racing men are in a quandry over the 

Unexpected Showing of Zeigler. 
They are not ready to admit that he is the superior of all of them, and con- 
tend that the fact that he has been training in Denver for the last five 
weeks, and has had time to become accustomed to the climate, accounts for 
it. He showed himself to be a remarkable rider, whether the fact of not 
being used to the rare air affected the other men or not. He has a lightning 
sprint, and seems able to hold any pace. In most of the races he waited 
till within three hundred yards of the tape before making his effort. In the 
races where there were pacemakers, he did not seem to mind the fast going 
in the least, and in the two-mile championship, he hung onto the pacemakers 
and literally ran Sanger, Kennedy, Titus, and Charley Murphy off their feet 1 ) 
It is impossible to tell just where he belongs until he is seen on the circuit 
campaigning around the country as the other men are doing. He would 
doubtless hold his own with the best of them, but it is doubtful if he would 
find things as easy as he did at this meet. 

The Social Features of the Meet 

were remarkable in many ways. In the first place, everything was free 
and it was next to impossible for a man to spend a cent on himself. The 
first thing that the visitor saw on arriving at the Union station was a large 
tent with the legend on the outside informing all that it was a bureau of 

Officials going to the track. 

L. A. W. information. Everything could be found out there from the 
price of rooms and board in the hotels and boarding places of the city to 
the time of arrival and departure of the next trains. The reception com- 
mittee, that usual nonentity, was an actual thing at the Denver meet and 
it knew its work and then accomplished it. While the Windsor was the 
League Hotel most of the people stopped at the Brown. The whoop-a-la-la 
club which came on in a special beer car, and landed in town Tuesday 
morning, stopped at the Windsor, but the officials and all the racing men 



stayer] at the Brown. Monday morning was devoted to getting acquainted. 
The reception committee here got in its good work, and as an eastern man 
said, "I never went to a meet before where I felt as if I knew everybody." 
This was perhaps the best characterization of the spirit that was made. All 
this morning long there was a line way out into the street waiting for badges 
and official souvenirs. The headquarters were systematically arranged, and 
there was a series of little booths just inside the hall, each booth bearing the 
sign of some of the large and important committees. 

The Denver Wheel Club and the Denver Ramblers kept open house 
throughout the meet, and their hospitality can not be too highly spoken of. 
Captain Marshall, of the bicycle division of the Denver Athletic Club, also 
made lots of the boys happy by "putting them up" at the palatial clubhouse 
where they enjoyed the plunge bath exceedingly. 

The Credential Badge 
admitted to everything, and the town was wide open, from the heart of the 
mayor to the smallest urchin. The buildings everywhere were decorated in the 
L. A. W. colors, and the people in their private residences were also fond 
of displaying mottoes of welcome to the wheelmen. 

Monday afternoon four differ- 
ent runs were conducted, of various 
distances from five to twenty-five 
miles. Nearly five hundred cyclists 
went on these four runs and came 
back delighted with all that they 
saw and the manner of their enter- 
tainment. The evening was de- 
voted to a formal welcome and 
entertainment in the headquarters 
which, by the way, were in the 
largest hall that the city boasted. 
President Hartwell of the Denver 
Wheel Club presided and in a 
short address told the interesting 
story of the building of Denver. 
He was followed by Mayor Van 
Horn, who spoke himself into the 
hearts of all wheelmen present 
by telling them that the city 
belonged to them for one week. 
He said that for their advantage 
the lantern and bell law in force 
in the city, had been suspended 
temporarily for a week and if any 
of them found the high altitude 
too much for them to come to his 
office and he would rescue them 
from the patrol wagon. He then 
got in the customary roast on Gov- 
ernorWaite that all Denverites feel 
bound to do. He said that there 
were wheels everywhere in Denver 
and he had been told that there 
were even some in the state 
capitol. This set the fun going 
and it was followed up with a 
fine display of views taken by 
Mr. Rivers, the official photog- 
rapher of the Colorado division, 
who showed more than one hun- 
dred and fifty pictures of Colorado 
scenery. This ended the first day. 

Thursday, in the morning, the 
photograph was taken on the steps 
of the new unfinished capitol and 
right in the midst of it was the 
Colorado nightingale which event- 
ually fell into the hands of Johnny 

Johnson. The picture was a great success. The afternoon was to have 
been given to the parade, but just about 10 o'clock when the boys were 
getting into line, a terrible thunder shower broke over Denver and put a 
stop to the fun. As there was no place for it on the programme, it had 
to be abandoned and the gang 

Enjoyed the Thunder Storm 
instead. The evening was taken up by a giant smoker that will be 
remembered for years by every one that was present. It was a remarkable 
entertainment in many ways. From 8 o'clock till long after midnight there 
was a first-class entertainment going on. There was a little of everything, 
from boxing to first-class singing. But this was not all. The crowd drank 
twenty-five kegs of beer, ate any quantity of sandwiches and smoked a whole 
tobacco plantation of good cigars. The large generous scale that this 
smoker was conducted on will long be remembered. The band, and it was 
a good one, wound up the fun by playing the Ute war dance which had by 
this time become a prime favorite with the boys, and they all danced it. 

Wednesday was devoted to runs into the country. There was a century 
for those who cared to stretch their legs. There were several shorter runs 
for those who did not aspire to century honors and they all got back in time 
to go out to Manhattan Beach to witness the special production of School, 

which was interlarded with clever wheelmen cogs and hits. The theater 
was decorated with wheels revolving and showing parti-colored lights, and 
the inside of the place was hung in the L. A. W. colors. Everything this 
day was free as air. All who went on any of the runs were provided with 
dinner, and the entrance to the beach that night was free. 

Thursday evening was the grand ball in the Broadway Theater. It was 
a little of everything, as far as dress was concerned, but all had a good time, 

Abbot Bassett Led the Grand March 

and every good L. A. W. member knows what that means. Friday evening 
the illuminated parade was held through the streets and it was a great suc- 
cess and also a great failure. There were about 2,500 in line, but the mild- 
eyed populist policemen, as one of the Denver dailies called them, did not 
know their jobs and let the eager people on the sidewalks crowd into the 
street in such numbers that it was impossible to ride or even to see anything. 
The crowds on the street that night were something terrible. It was impos- 
sible to get through at the corners of streets where the parade was passing. 
After the parade the complimentary banquet to the officials and others was 

given. The tables in the Windsor 
Hotel were very beautiful, and in 
front of the presiding officer's chair 
was a big floral wheel, very true 
as to its lines and very beautiful as 
to its conception and execution. 
The dinner was all that could be 
desired. The presiding officer was 
Judge Bonney, of Denver, and he 
was a model. His introductory 
speeches were unusually happy. 
All the speech making was out of 
the usual rut and kept the boys 
round the table till late into the 
morning. The toasts responded to 
were: The L. A. W., ex-Vice- 
President Thomas Sheridan; The 
Ladies, Abbot Bassett ; The 
Treasury, Pop Biewster; The 

Denver Wheel 
Hartwell; The 

Club, President 
Racing Board, 


Howard E. Raymond; The Exec- 
utive Committee, William Hill- 
house; The Denver Meet, Louis 
Block; The Official Bulletin, 
George K. Barrett; The Mil- 
waukee Starter, Dan Canary. 

Saturday evening the prizes 
were presented at the headquar- 
ters, and here all the fun of the 
week was brought to an end and 
concentrated. President Hartwell 
gave out the trophies, and called 
each man to the platform where 
he received his prize. The usual 
jollying was indulged in. When 
Gardner, of Chicago, went up to 
get his eight prizes, the crowd 
wanted to know if he wanted the 
earth. Young Zeigler was the hero 
of the occasion, as he had been the 
hero of the race track. When he 
was called up again and again, 
the people present at last de- 
manded a speech. Ho turned 
round, flushed to the roots of his 
hair and said: "Ladies and gentle- 
men, I am pleased — " that was as 
far as he could go, but it pleased 
the crowd immensely, and they let him off with that. Johnny Johnson was 
obliged to ride the Colorado nightingale away, and he had it shipped to 
Albany to use as a mascot for the Stearns team. Thus ended the fun of 
the Denver meet. 


The attendance at the first day's races was something remarkable. 
The grand stands were filled to overflowing and the bleachers were almost 
full. There were about 7,000 spectators, who were as full of enthusiasm as 
possible. They cheered to the echo the prominent riders as they appeared 
on the track, the close finishes and the announcements of records broken. 
Titus was the star of the day, winning the five-mile national championship 
and the one-mile open, both in record time. He was disqualified for foul 
riding in the one-mile and lost the prize, but not the race. The foul was 
clearly not intentional. Bald captured the half-mile national champion- 
ship by not more than six inches from MacDonald, who was a like distance 
ahead of Otto Zeigler, the California star. Arthur Gardner won the half- 
mile open, Class A, and would have won the one-mile except that he 
allowed himself to be pocketed. He showed himself to be by far the fastest 
man in Class A. 






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H. C. Clark, third. Time, 
Bainbridge. third. Time, 

(.. A. Maxwell, third; J. D. 

K. F. Goetz, second; E. C. 

A novelty was introduced into the novice race in the shape of two 
pacemakers who were put in in the hope of establishing a record for novice 
races. The time, 2:2c! 3 ' *, was but a little outside. John S. Johnson did not 
have a chance to ride. He was late in getting on the track for the half- 
mile championship and broke his wheel in the start of the one-mile open 
and did not have another that he could ride. Sanger made no showing 
worthy of himself, evidently not having recovered from the illness that 
attacked him at Chicago. Cabanne was also not up to riding form. 


One-mile novice.— Clyde Turnbull, first; C. E. Jacques, second; R. J. Frain, third. 
Time, 2:23 3 /5 . Won by 100 yards. 

Half-mile championship, first heat.— Raymond MacDonald, first; Otto Zeigler, second; 
A. I. Brown, third. Time, 1:14 2 /s. 

Second heat— C. R. Coulter, first; C. S. Wells, second; E. C. Bald, third. Time, 

Third heat.— F. J. Titus, first; L. D. Cabanne, second; W. F. Murphy, third. Time, 

Final heat. — E. C. Bald, first; Raymond MacDonald, second, Otto Zeigler, third; C. R. 
Coulter, fourth; W. C. Sanger, fifth. Time, 1:05 Vs ; last quarter, :27 2 /s. 

One-mile, 2:30 class. Class A, first heat— L. A. Callahan, first; G. L. Heiler, second; 
J. D. Park, third. Time,8:03%. 

Second heat. — G. A. Maxwell, first; A. G. Harding, second; 
2:56% . 

Third heat.— B. B. Bird, first; C. W. Davis, second; \V. 
2:24 '/*. 

Final heat. — L. A. Callahan, first; O. L. Heiler, second; 
Park, fourth; B. B. Bird, fifth. Time, 2:3> : ■. 

One-mile open. Class B, first heat. — C. R. Coulter, first; 
Bald, third. Time, 2.43 ! s. 

Second heat. — F. J. Titus, first; C. S. Wells, second; Raymond MacDonald, third. 
Time, 2:37; last quarter, :27 3 /s. 

Third heat. — W. C. Sanger, first; A. I. Biown, second; W. F. Foster, third. Time, 
2:32 Vs ; last quarter, :26 3 /i . 

Final heat.— A. I. Brown, first; W. C. Sanger, second: E. C. Bald, third; R. F. Goetz, 
fourth. F. J. Titus won by a scant six inches ir 2:10 r! /&— world's competition record — but 
was disqualified on a claim of foul He will get the record, however. Sanger took the lead 
on the last turn and looked all over a winner, but Brown came up on the outside and beat 
him across the tape by a foot, while Titus, who was pocketed, tried to pass Sanger on the 
pole. Their elbows bumped, but Titus squeezed through and beat Brown uut. Bald was 
almost a length to the bad. 

Half-mile open, Class A, first heat.— Arthur Gardner, first; E. E. Anderson, second; 
L. A. Callahan, third. Time. 1:05 Vs ; last quarter, :28. 

Second heat.— E. H. Kiscr, first; G. A. Maxwell, second: B. B. Bird, third. Time, 
1:12 Vs. 

Final heat.— Arthur Gardner, first; E. E. Anderson, second; G. A. Maxwell, thud; 

E. H. Kiser, fourth; L. A. Callahan, fifth. Time, 1:10. Gardner was pocketed on the bac»- 
stretch, and several of the men got looked a winning lead on him, but he got out and 
won with ridiculous ease. 

Two-miie handicap, Class B, fiist heat.— L. C. Johnson, 140 yards, first; W. W. Hamil- 
ton, 130 yards, second; H. H. Maddox, 100 yards, third. Time, 4:32 4 /s. 

Second heat— F. G Barnett, 190 yards, first; A. J. Banks, 300 yards, second; A. D. 
Keunedy, B0 yards, third. Time, 4:2(5'/5. 

Final heat. — F. G. Barnett, first; A. D. Kennedy, second; L. C. Johnson, third; O. E. 
Boles, 100 yards, fourth; H. H. Maddox, filth. Time, 4:23 Vs. 

Third-mile open. Class A, first heat.— Arthur Gardner, first; E. H. Ki.-er, second; L. A. 
Callahan, third, lime. :42 3 /6. 

Second heat.— C. W. Davis, first; C. M. Evans, second; A. 

Third heat. — E. E. Anderson, first; G. T. Heiler, second; W. 

Final heat. — E. E. Anderson, first; E. H. Kiser, second; L. A. Callahan, third; Arthur 
Gardner, lourth. Time, :44Vs. 

Five-mile championship, first heat, heats one-third mile only.— Otto Zeigler, Jr., first; 

F. J. Titus, second; L. D. Cabanne, third. Time, :49. 

Second heat. — Walk-over for C. H. Callahan and H. H. Maddox. 

Third heat.— C. M. Murphy, first; R. F. Goetz, second. B. B. Bird, third, rime, :53. 

Final heat.— F.J. Titus, first;C. M. Murphy, second; Otto Zeigler, Jr., third; B. B. Bird, 
fourth. Time, 12:19 Vs . World's competition record. The riders took turns at pacing and 
went at a record-breaking clip from the start. Maddox quit at three miles, and the others 
continued. Titus won by the best part of a length, with Murphy second by half a length. 


The second day's races were even better than those on the first day. 
The stands were crowded to the limit, and the audience was enthusiastic. 
The record breaking began in the momintj in the half-mile handicap, the 
second heat of the first race, in which Bald rode from scratch in the remark- 
able time of :59 2s , going around the field, and making his own pace 
every inch of the way. Unfortunately his time was not caught by the 
official timers, and can not be allowed as record, although there is no doubt 
that it was made as stated, being caught by a dozen watches. Still the 
Buffalo boy will get credit for the competition record at this distance, for he 
rode in the final in 1 minute flat, in the afternoon. The five-mile record, 
which Titus broke on the first day, was again broken by B. B. Bird, of 
Minneapolis, in the Class A handicap. The Minnesota rider covered the 
distance fron scratch in 12:15, the winner's time being 11:49?'. 

H. H. Maddox tried for the unpaced mile record in the morning, but 
was unable to do better than 2:13%, while Sanger's record was 2:11 :1 '. 
Maddox had another trial in the afternoon, and succeeded in doing the 
distance in 2:10 1 - /6 . The fractional times for the two trials were: 

P. Hard, third. Time, 
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Second trial 

:29 4 /s 




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1:25 Vs 

1:37 3 /6 
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2:18 : H 
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He was wildly cheered when the announcers gave the time to the audi- 
ence. 1 he first to congratulate him was Sanger, whose record he broke. 

The Record Was Dearly Earned, 
however, for the knee that has been troubling him for some time entirely 
gave out in the last trial and on the advice of an eminent surgeon, he was 
ordered home to have his leg in a plaster cast. The trouble is a broken 
cord, and water on the knee joint. 

The hero of the day was Otto Zeigler. His riding on the previous day 
had been good, but not phenomenal. On the second day, however, he showed 
the stuff that he is made of, by winning the two-mile national championship 
in hollow style, and at the same time making a new competition record for 
the distance. Pacemakers were put in the race, and the pace was hot from 
the first. C. R. Coulter took the riders the first two-thirds at a rattling pace. 
He was closely followed by Titus, Maddox, and Zeigler, Sangerand Charley 
Murphy brought up the rear. Robert Gerwing took up the pace at the two- 
thirds and carried the racers another two-thirds, when the pace was taken 
by L. C. Johnson. A quarter of a mile from the finish, Pacemaker Johnson 
began to pull away from the racers. Sanger, who was trailed by Charley 
Murphy, had allowed the other riders to get half a dozen lengths away from 
him. Suddenly Murphy made a spurt and passed the bunch, and tacked 
onto the pacemaker. As he went by, Zeigler started after him, but not before 
Murphy had gotten nicely away. Zeigler went right on until he had caught 
Murphy, and kept on going, opening up distance at every revolution of his 
wheel. Titus tried to follow him, but it was no earthly use, he was not in it. 
Murphy followed him the best he could and got seo>nd, some twenty yards 
back, and as much separated Titus from Murphy. Kennedy came in a poor 
fourth, and the others quit, ridden off their feet. The spectators yelled 
themselves hoarse, and when it was announced that the two miles had been 
done in 4:21' •, breaking the world's competition record, the cheering was 
renewed with increased vigor. 

Raymond MacDonald beat out Zeigler in the third-mile open in n hot 
finish, with Taxis close up and Kennedy less than a length behind the 

The One-Mile Open Was a Farce. 

Referee Raymond put a time limit on it of 2:30. The race was won by 
Charley Murphy by a length from Zeigler, Cabanne third, and J. S.Johnson 
and Sanger back in the ruck. The time was 2:32%, and >t was ordered run 
over with a time limit of 2 35. The second time the event was won by 
C. S. Wells, with Taxis second, and Murphy third. Sanger and Johnson 
together with Zeigler were in the bunch. The time was 2:37'- = , and it was 
declared no race and no run-over. Arthur Gardner again had things all his 
own way in A, winning the one-mile open and the two-mile lap race, the 
only open events in which he was eligible to start. 

Zeigler did not start in the western championship, open to riders living 
west of the Mississippi, and it looked like a good thing for Cabanne, of St. 
Louis. C. S. Wells, of San Francisco, fooled him, however, winning easily 
by a length, with W. F. Foster, of San Francisco, a good third. Wells also 
won the half-mile handicap, in which Bald rode from scratch, in 1 minute 
flat. Wells made a good showing in all his races and proved that he 
deserves a place near the front. 


Half-mile handicap. Class B, first heat. - Russel Condon. 70 yards, first; A, I. Brown, 
10 yards, second; C. L. Himstreet.BO yards, third. Time, 1:00- .-. . 

Second heat.— H. Fehleisen, 80 yards, first; E. A. Grath, 50 yards, second; R. Gerwing, 
60 yards, third. Time, :58* i 

Final heat— C. S. Wells, 40 yaids, first; E. A. Grath, 50 yards, second; C. R. Coulter, 
30 yards, third; E. C. Bald, scratch, fourth. Time. :5» 4 s. Bald's time, 1:00. Won by- 
inches, scratch man within a length of the winner. 

One-mile open, Class A, first heat.— B. B. Bird, first; L. A. Callahan, second; G. A. 
Maxwell, third. Time, 2:37 \ \ . 

Second heat.— Arthur Gardner, first; W. A. Lutz, second; E. E. Anderson, third. 
Time. 2:81. 

Final heat.— Arthur Gardner, first; L. A Callahan, second; E. E. Anderson, third; 
G. L. Weiler, fouith; W. B. Tackaberry, fifth. Time, 2:3 > : -. . Won by an open length, the 
rest bunched. 

Two-mile national championship, first heat.— J. S. Johnson, first; A. I. Brown, second; 
A. I). Kennedy, Jr., third. Time. 5:11'-'.-.. 

Second heat.— F. J. Titus, first; E. C. Bald, second; W. C. Sanger, third. Time, 
5:04 3 /s . 

Final heat. — Otto Zeigler, Jr., first; C. M. Murphy, second; F. J. Titus, third; A. D. 
Kennedy, Jr., fourth. Time, 4:21' ! s . World's record. Won by ten lengths. 

Two-mile lap, Class A.— Arthur Gardner, 15 points, first; I-. A Callahan, 9 points, 
second; C. W. Davis, 8 points, third. Time, 5:01' s . Nine t farters, and all but the three 
placed men distanced. Gardner won the first, second, third, an I fifth laps, was second on 
the fouith, and third on the sixth. Callahan was second on the third, fifth, and sixth laps, 
and third on the first, second, and fourth. Davis won on the fourth and sixth laps, and was 
third on the fifth. 

One-mile western championship.— C. S. Wells, first; L. 1>. Cabanne, second; W, F, 
Foster, third; M. H. Burt, fourth. Time. 2:28. Won by a length, with the held strung out. 

Third-mile open. Class B.— Raymond MacDonald, fii>t; Otto Zeigler, Jr., second; 
W. W Taxis, third, A. D. Kennedy, fouith; L. C. Johnson, filth lime. :44. Won by 
three yards. Inches only between second and third. The others well up. 

Five-mile handicap, Class B— M. M. Kreutz, 50) yards, first; G. A. Maxwell, 240 yards, 
second; B. B. Bird, scratch, third; W. Bainbridge, 120 yards, fourth. Time, 11:49- s. Bird's 
time from scratch, 12:15, American competition record. Kreutz had almost a lap handi- 
cap, and sprinted to catch the scratch men, Callahan, Bird, and Gardiner, who were waiting 
on each other to make pace. They soon got to going, but Kreutz held on for over three 
miles. Gardner quit early in the race, apparently thinking that it would be useless to 
attempt to catch the held. At three miles Bird got away from Callahan, and came through 
the field in grand style. 

One-mile open. Class B: time limit, 2:30.— C. M. Murphy, first; Otto Zeigler, second; 
L. D, Cabanne, third; W. W. Taxis, fourth; C.S. Wells, fifth. Time, 2:82%. No race. 

Run over, time limit 2:35— C. S. Wells, first. W. W. Taxis, second; C. M. Murphy, 
third; L. l>. Cabanne, fourth; L. C. Johnson, fifth. Time, 2:37' -. . 


On Saturday the attendance at the races was even larger than on 
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and that rain fell during the racing. There was not enough rain, however, 
to interfere with the races. There was a brisk shower just after the finish 
of the first race. It did not last over 10 minutes and had hardly stopped 
when the quarter-mile championship was called, so little did it affect the 
track; Raymond MacDonald was looked on as a sure winner in this race. 
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start in the memory of man. Zeigler went to the front and set the pace all 
the way around. Taxis from the outside rode a magnificent race and 
coming down the stretch cut down Zeigler's lead, inch by inch, until at the 
tape he was not more than six inches behind, with MacDonald close up, 
Taxis was in the lead, two lengths beyond the tape and would have won 
the race with as good a start as Zeigler. Brown, Bald, and Charley Murphy 
were all close up. The time, :30% is just outside the world's competition 

The half-mile open was won by Sanger, the only race that he captured. 
Zeigler did not start. The 2:20 class, Class B event, was full of interest. 
O. E. Boles, of Denver, who had shown considerable speed, was the favorite 
of the grand stand and when he made a jump from the rear of the bunch 
at the quarter pole the audience stood up and cheered and cheered. He 
got a lead of ten yards and looked all over a winner. Zeigler followed him 
and as they rounded into the homestretch Boles was only a length to the 
good. He held his advantage till within thirty yards from the tape when 
he began to tire and Zeigler came out and won by a length. C. R. Coulter 
was three yards back of Zeigler and was followed by Cabanne. 

The One-Mile National Championship, 

the blue-ribbon event of the year, was won by the California wonder. C. R. 
Coulter and Robert Gerwing were put in as pacemakers. Sanger, Johnson, 
Zeigler, Brown, C. M. Murphy, Goehler, Cabanne, and Kennedy qualified, 
and all started in the final. Coulter led out at a merry pace, followed by 
Sanger, Murphy, and Zeigler in the order named. At the half-mile Ger- 
wine came up from the rear and took the pace, Coulter dropping out. The 
positions remained unchanged. At 450 yards from the tape Gerwing swung 
out and left the competitors to fight out the battle by themselves. The 
pace had been hot and as soon as the last pacemaker dropped out it slowed 
down considerably. Every one expected to see Sanger, who was in the 
lead, start one of his famous long sprints, but he did nothing of the kind. 
At the quarter pole the order was Sanger, Murphy, Zeigler, Brown, Johnson, 
Kennedy, Cabanne, and Goehler. This order was maintained till within 
less than three hundred yards from home, when Zeigler made a jump from 
' third position, folio ved by Brown. The crowd began to cheer the moment 
he started and that warned Murphy and Sanger, who were ahead of him, 
and they both started sooner than if they had waited till they had seen him 
comine, but not until he had gained a good lead of two lengths over Sanger 
and three over Murphy. They started after him but Sanger could barely 
hold his own. Murphy gained, but gained slowly. Rounding into the 
stretch Zeigler was first by two lengths, Sanger and Brown next, riding side 
by side, and Murphy at their saddles. 

Zeigler Led All the Way 

down the stretch and won by- an open foot, with Murphy, who had pulled 
up second, half a length ahead of Sanger, who in turn was half a length 
ahead of Brown. Johnson was next followed by Goehler. The others sat 
up. The time, 2:12'^, is the fastest ever made in a championship event. 
The fractional times were as follows: Quarter, :34; third, :43 4 ' 5 ; half, 1:06; 
two-thirds, 1:28%; three-quarters, 1:41 '«; mile, 2:12 Vs. 

The two thirds-mile open was a good thing for Bald, who won by three 
parts of a length in easy fashion, with Wells second, and Cabanne third. 
Gardner had things all his own way in the three Class A events, winning 
the one-mile handicap in 2:16 1 <5 > from scratch, the quarter-mile open in :31, 
and the two-mile open in 4:59%. In the second trial heat of one-mile 
handicap L. A. Callahan covered 

The Mile From Scratch 

in 2:11%, winning the heat. This is the fastest competition mile of the 
meet with the exception of the mile in 2:10% made by Titus in the one- 
mile open on the first day when there were pacemakers in the race. A 
$150 prize was offered for the fastest competition mile of the meet made 
without pacemakers, and after the races Callahan decided to accept the 
prize and go into Class B where he would soon find himself any way. In 
the final of this event he was on scratch, and Bird with Gardner made the 
pace all the way, caught the field easily and outsprinted Bird and Callahan, 
who were second and third, respectively. 

After the races there were attempts on records. The first was made by 
Titus and Cabanne, who went for the unpaced tandem, flying start, record. 
They succeeded in lowering it to 1:56 4 ' 5 . Their fractional times were: 
Quarter, :27; third, :36; half, :55% ; two-thirds, 1:15%; three-quarters, 1:26; 
mile, 1:56**. 

F. G. Barnett made an unsuccessful attempt to lower the flying start, 
unpaced mile, record, established by Maddox on Friday. He made 2:14%, 

A Very Creditable Performance. 

Edgar Boren and B. B. Bird made unsuccessful attempts to lower the Class 
A record for the unpaced flying mile made by Gardner at Chicago. Each 
one made the mile in 2:17%, a fifth of a second outside Gardner's perfor- 
mance. L. A. Callahan was more successful, covering the mile in 2:16 4s . 
The afternoon's sport was concluded by the breaking of the world's 
two-mile, standing start, record, by A. D. Kennedy. He was paced the first 
mile by Titus and Cabanne on their tandem, in 2:08, and by C. M. Murphy, 
\V. F. Murphy, and W. W. Taxis on the last mile. His fractional times 
were: Quarter, :36'/<;; third, :46; half, l:06 :j s; two-thirds, 1:26V*; three- 
quarters, 1:37%; one-mile, 2:08; one and a quarter, 2:39%; one and a third, 
2:50; one and a half, 3:11%; one and two-thirds, 3:38%, one and three- 
quarters, 3:44%; two-miles, 4:15. 


One-mile handicap. Class A, first heat. — F. C. Lawton, 20 yards, first; W. Bainbridge, 
30 yards, second; Arthur Gardner, scratch, third. Time, 2:14 4 /S. 

Second heat.— E. E. Anderson, scratch, first; B. B. Bird, scratch, second; W. Schnell, 
80 yards, third. Time, 2:17 3 /s . 

Third heat.— L. A. Callahan, scratch, first; J. P. Gunn, 30yards, second; T. S. Jensen, 
20 yards, third. Time, 2:11* i . 

Final heat.— Arthur Gardner, scratch, first; B. B. Bird, scratch, second; L. A. Calla- 
han, scratch, third; G. L. Weiler, 20 yards, fourth; F. C. Lawton, 20 yards, fifth. Time, 
2:16 Vs. 

Quarter-mile national championship, first heat.— Raymond MacDonald, first; C. M. 
Murphy, second; W. W. Taxis, third. Time, :31Vi. 

Second heat.— A. I. Brown, first: R. E. Goetz, second; F. J. Titus, third, Time, :31Vs 

Final heat.— Otto Zeigler. Jr.. first; W. W. Taxis; second; Raymond MacDonald, third. 
A.I. Brown, fourth; E. C. Bald, fifth; C. M. Mumhy, sixth. Time, :30%. Won by six 
inches; MacDonald less than a length behind the winner. 

Half-mile open, Class B, first heat. — M. H. Burt, first; Raymond MacDonald, second; 
F.J. Titus, third. Time, 1:20% . 

Second heat. — C. R. Coulter, first; C. S. Wells, second; W. C. Sanger, third. Time, 
l:15Vs . 

Final heat.— W. C. Sanger, first; C. S. Wells, second; F. J. Titus, third; C. R. Coulter, 
fourth; M. H. Burt, fifth. Time, 1:11 Vs. Won by a yard and a half. 

Quarter-mile open, Class A, first heat.— E. H. Kiser, first; C. W. Davis, second; L. A. 
Callahan, third. Time, :312/s. 

Second heat.— Arthur Gardner, first; B. B. Bird, second; F. C. Lawton, third. Time, 

Final heat— Arthur Gardner, first; B. B. Bird, second; C. W. Davis, third; E. H. 
Kiser, fourth; G. A. Maxwell, fifth. Time, :81. 

One-mile, 2:20 class, Class B, first heat.— Otto Zeigler, Jr., first; O. E. Boles, second; 
M. H. Burt, third. Time, 2:59Vs. 

Second heat.— C. R. Cou'ter, first; F. G. Barnett, second; R. F. Goetz, third. Time, 

Final heat— Otto Zeigler, Jr., first; O. E. Boles, second; C. R. Coulter, third; L. D. 
Cabanne, fourth; R. F. Goetz, fifth. Time, 2:24*/s. Won by alength. 

One-mile national championship, first heat.— Otto Zeigler, Jr., first; A. I. Brown, sec- 
ond: J. S.Johnson, third. Time, 2:53 V6. 

Second heat.— W. C. Sanger, first; C. M. Murphy, second; C. H. Callahan, third. 
Time, 2:26 Vs. 

Final heat.— Otto Zeigler, Jr., first; C. M. Murphy, second; W. C. Sanger, third; A. I. 
Brown, fourth; J. S. Johnson, fifth; A. B. Goehler, sixth. Time, 2:12Vs . Won by a length, 
half a length between second and third. 

Two-mile open, Class A. first heat; heats run as two-thirds of a mile. — G. L. Weiler. 
first; B. B. Bird, second; W. Bainbridge, 'hird. Time, 1:34* 5 . 

Second heat. — Arthur Gardner, first; E. E. Anderson; second; L. A. Callahan, third. 
Time, 1:333s. 

Final heat.— Arthur Gardner, first; B. B. Bird, second; Marion Black, third; L. A. Cal- 
lahan, fourth; E. E. Anderson, filth. Time, 4:59 3 5. Last quarter, .27* 5. Won by alength 
and a half. 

Two-thirds mile open, Class B. — E.C. Bald, first; C. S. Wells, second; L. D. Cabanne, 
third; F. G. Barnett, fourth; A. B. Goehler. fifth. Time, l:44Vs. Won by four feet. 


Denver, Colo., August 19. — Arthur Gardner, of Chicago, again covered 
himself with glory today. Not content with winning all but one of the open 
A events, he needs must capture time prize in the twenty-five-mile road race 
over the old Salt Creek course. Incidentally he was given a $500 chest of 
silverware for beating W. F. Murphy, B. B. Bird, H. L. Dodson, and W. 
Bainbridge, who were on scratch with him. 

There were nearly one hundred starters. The day was warm, with a 
stiff head wind. The interest in the race was centered around the fight 
between the scratch men. At the start Reed took the pace. About four 
miles out Gardner punctured his rear tire, but rode on the rim for some 
distance. Then Bainbridge gave up his wheel to his stable mate, and 
Gardner started after the others. He caught them, and at the finish beat 
out Murphy and Dodson. 

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A Scheme on Foot in New York to Promote a Series of Races 
for the Cash Prize Riders— Other Gotham News. 

New York, August 20. — Everything points toward a decided novelty 
in the way of a race meet during the first part of October, and if negotia- 
tions now pending do not fail the foreign professionals will have a "star" 
track to race on when they reach these blooming shores. Buffalo Bill's 
Wild West show, at Ambrose Park, South Brooklyn, can boast of as fine a 
set of horseback riders as this or any other country can produce. Of their 
number probably Pedro Esquival, the old-time pony-express rider, is gen- 
erally conceded by all to be the most expert horseman. The plans which 
are on foot now are in short as follows: A syndicate of capitalists will 
probably secure either the Brighton Beach race track grounds or Ambrose 
Park for a specified length of time and make either place, the chances being 
in favor of the former, into a perfect bicycle track. The track at Brighton 
Beach is a mile in size, and as October is one of the most pleasant and 
mellow months of the entire year hereabouts, with proper advertising the 
thing is almost bound to prove successful. Once started the associa- 
tion will hang up purses of $200 or $300 for the professionals to race for, of 
which amount, say the latter, $75 goes to second, $15 to third, and $10 to 

In case the affair is gotten under way before the home coming of Zim, 
Wheeler, Banker, Starbuck, Crooks and the foreigners, there will not be a 
scarcity of pros on hand to win the money. Peter Berlo, Rich, Price, Neu- 
haus, Bettner, Kanaska, Crocker, Rowe, Albert, Ashinger, Prince, Schoch, 
Golden, Van Emburgh, Meixell, Btarholomew, and others would be tickled 
to death at the opportunity. Then in addition to that, and by special sanc- 
tion, this enterprising syndicate will give 

Amateur Races For Both Classes. 

In the Class B events, each first prize would be the full $150 value, with $75 
to second, $25 to third, $15 to fourth, and $10 to fifth. These values will not 
be given in diamonds, medals, silver-plated ware, or tin jewelry, such as the 
men are all complaining of, but orders for that amount of goods will be 
given each winner, according to the prize. 

During the evenings, or perhaps in connection with the afternoon 
events, the cowboy riders of Colonel Cody's show will race the professionals, 
or amateurs either, if sanction can be obtained from Chairman Raymond. 
Taken all in all, the affair will be of the combination order, and certainly 
should prove a drawing attraction, especially after Zim, etal, return. Imag- 
ine a race on a broad, one-mile course, in which Zim, Edwards, Banker, 
Houben, Wheeler, Barden, Starbuck, Medinger Crooks, Louvet, Berlo, 
Lehr, Rich, and Linton, are colored as starters for a $1,000 purse. The 
question is, Would it bring a crowd together? And echo answers "Sure!" 
Names and details are not quite ready for publication as yet, but they will 
be shortly, and then let the fun begin. 

The dates of the "Good Roads Tournament" are drawing nearer every 
day and as they approach the office of the American Wheelman, which is 
the promoter of the affair, presents 

An Unusually Animated Appearance. 

The office force has been doubled and all hands are working overtime daily 
to get the printed matter off, which is to be put out. Already 4,000 lithos 
have been sent to all points within a radius of 500 miles of New York city 
and the bill-posters are at work putting up stands of bill in true circus 
style. Everything is on the jump and conservative people state that the 
tournament will be the greatest ever held in this part of the country. 

To one who has never been to Asbury Park, a short description may 
not be amiss. Taking a Sandy Hook boat at the foot of Liberty street, 
New York, you are taken down the grand old bay, past the statue of 
Liberty, by the historical old forts from which dozens of heavy cannon 
frown out at the passing craft. Through the "narrows," by celebrated 
"Quarantine," out into the lower bay, or in reality, the Atlantic Ocean. You 
may look as far as the eve can reach out toward the east and all that can 
be seen is that apparently limitless body of water, the somber old ocean. 
Twenty miles of this and you alight on the pier at the Atlantic Highlands, 
from which point a train is boarded and the journey continued some thirty 
odd miles more through the handsomest summer residence district in the 
world, on and on, by innumerable small villas and towns, through Long 
Branch and all the time within a stone's throw of the ocean, at which you 
gaze from the parlor car window as you gently recline in the luxurious 
cushions and enjoy a quiet, thoughtful smoke. In what seems but a few 
moments you are at Asbury Park, the queen summer resort of the Atlantic 

Once there, do what you will, go where you may, all is beauty, life and 
gayety. Because things are kept quiet, it is no reason why the genuine 
article is not to be had. All you have to do is to keep an eye peeled 
and, if 

The Racing Men Are in Town, 

you can distinguish them by a sort of magnetism, if for no other reason. 
Look for Eddie Bald's red band around his hat, "Bill" Murphy's dog, Ray 
MacDonald's diamond, Asa Windle's giant form and Scotch dialect, San- 
ger's gruff "Ha! Ha!" Tyler's quiet smile, Bode's white suit, Titus' loud 
stockings, or Kirkpatrick's ditto, or better still if you see a large crowd of 
people in each one of whom you notice some one of the many character- 
istics mentioned above, just single out the leader and if he has got a 
bloomer suit on and is tearing up money, that's Billy Young. Should you 

meet a slick looker, who immediately offers to match you for five, ten, fifty, 
or a dollar, well, that must be Kennedy. There are other peculiarities, but 
you are sure to see the owner of one of the foregoing if any of them are in 
town, and then you will know things are lively. 

But should the unexpected happen, and you miss them all, just hang 
around the telegraph office of the Coleman House and after awhile you will 
notice what seems to be a wild man rushing in and up to the counter. Don't 
get afraid, he won't hurt you; if it is the right one he has a couple of cigar- 
ettes stuck in his mouth and he is puffing violently at both of them, simul- 
taneously. If he wears a worried look and is just a little bit bow-legged, 
that's F. Ed Spooner. He is liable to act somewhat erratic at times, but 
that comes from inhaling cigarette smoke. It causes forgetfulness also. 

W. M. Perrett spent last Wednesday afternoon 

At the Wild West 

show in company with Rennie L. Smith, of Newark, N. J., and The Bear- 
ings' correspondent, whose guests the others were. Everything was doubly 
interesting, especially so from the fact that, prior to the opening of the 
performance, Perrett and Smith were introduced to several notables, among 
whom were "No-Neck," the war chief of the Sioux nation, "Charging Bear," 
and "Flat-Iron," the medicine man, who was responsible for the Messiah 
craze some few years ago. He was also presented to Announcer McCarthy, 
an excellent fellow, who appreciates a good joke with the best of them. 
When the attack on the Deadwood stage coach was on, or just before it, 
while the old coach stood at the starting point near the grand stand, Perrett 
remarked that he would like to ride in the affair while- the attack by the 
Indians was being made. Of course that was easily fixed, for newspaper 
men need but to ask that they shall receive while in the grounds of the 
show, so the genial clerk of the course and race meet manager climbed into 
the old vehicle. The announcer noticed him as he got aboard, and in 
making his little speech relative to the coach, etc., he said: "The Deadwood 
coach was formerly the property of Salisbury & Co., plying between Chev- 
enne and Deadwood. It has been christened many times by fire and blood. 
Seated on the box holding the reins is 'Colorado Jack,' an old stage driver, 
inside the coach sits 'Billy' Perrett, a reformed desperado and outlaw. 
Are you all ready? If so, go, and may success attend you." When the 
announcement of Perrett's identity was made, he, with that characteristic 
presence of mind which has won for him so much applause, quietly put his 
head out of the window, and raising his hat, as he alone can, bowed his 
prettiest to a veritable fairy in the stand, who gazed at him witlva mingled 
expression of awe and admiration. "My!" she was heard to say, "a real 
live outlaw and desperado, and he smiled at me." And the giddy thing 
threatened to h?ve a spasm. 

W. C. Phelan, Jr., of Rahway, N. J., spent two months 

Getting into Condition 

for the recent Asbury Park races on the 10th and 11th. He was as fit as a 
fiddle and as fast as greased lightning when he arrived at the park the 
day before the opening, and when he saw the handicaps and learned that 
he "only" had the limit in the mile, he felt exceedingly well. In fact he 
felt so assured of success that the following day at dinner, just before going 
to the track, he devoured several pieces of watermelon and a few dishes of 
hot rice pudding, not to speak of a large bunch of grapes and a handful of 
cake. That afternoon at the track he was pained beyond expression when 
the scratch man caught him on the first lap, left him on the second and 
lapped him on the third. Now he wants to know how it happened, and that 
too, when the fact is taken into consideration that he was as "fit as a fiddle." 
Wasn't it strange? 

Word from Poughkeepsie, this state, tells of John Van Benschoten 
riding a flying quarter in :29 2 & last Wednesday, which clips just '> of a 
second off the record made by W. A. Rhodes week before last. 

E. L. Blauvelt rode a half mile in 1:00^ at the second matinee races of 
the Crescent Wheelmen last Wednesday in Plainfield, N. J. He was 

Paced the Quarter 

by Isaac Line and taken home by Monte Scott. The pacing was perfect 
and the time speaks well for Blauvelt's ability to sprint. Other events 
decided on that afternoon at the matinee were as follows: 

Quarter-mile open. — L. S. Darling, first; H. B. Scott, second; Isaac Line, 
third. Time, :35. 

One-mile handicap. — Isaac Line, first; L. S. Darling, second; N. R, 
Titsworth, third. Time, 2:25. 

Two-mile handicap, for Victor Wheelmen only. — John Scott, first; John 
Yenable, second. Time, 5:45-' + \ 

One-mile scratch. — N. R. Titsworth, first; O. Saugstadt, second; S. C. 
Crane, third. Time, 3:08. 

Two-thirds mile, for C. W. members only, who had never started in a 
contest. — George Stevens, first; C. E. Teel, second; W. H. Rogers, third. 
Time, 2:17. There were two trial heats in this event besides the final. 

At the annual games and picnic of the Third avenue elevated railroad 
men, held last Thursday at Lion Park, the two-mile bicycle race was won 
by E. Mustard; W. Smith, second. No time was taken. 

S. F. Frasick, manager of the Brooklyn Cycle Co., 555 Fulton street, 
Brooklyn, is away on a vacation. He writes from Sullivan County, N. Y., 
of a very pleasant and enjoyable time. If any one knows how to get all the 
pleasure out of this life that it affords Mr. Frasick is the man, and his 
many friends may expect plenty of laughable stories when the absentee 
returns to the City of Churches. 

0£ A ^££! 


At Harrogate the Cyclists Have a Merry Time — Rather Quiet at 
Slough — Late English News. 

London, August 11. — The Harrogate camp proved the biggest and 
most successful on record. There were fifty-two military bell tents, besides 
the usual mess and machine tents. Under the presidency of R. L. Philpot 
the programme was carried through with a swing. The London party, 
larger than ever, included Lacy Hillier, E. H. Godbold, S. F. Edge, and 
several Stanleyites. On Saturday the usual races were held, and in the 
evening a smoking concert took place in the mess tent, after a march up to 
the camp from the Bodega in Harrogate town. On the whole, delightful 
weather prevailed, and on Monday the annual photograph was followed by 
the meet and parade, in which the "Eiffel" bicycle, nine feet 6 inches in 
height, was ridden. Then followed the luncheon with toasts and speeches, 
and in the afternoon the sports were held. Altogether, Philpot's year will 
be long remembered. 

At Slough, in the south, the camp proved much quieter than in past 
years. Although there were fifty tents, the reception marquees were restricted 
to a smaller size than formerly, and the decorations were on much more 
modest lines. No entertainments were given by particular clubs, a nightly 
concert in the large mess tent, destitute of comfort or decoration, taking 
their place. The new rules pressed rather harshly upon some of the eleven 
clubs which desired to repeat the merry experiences of past camps. All 
ladies had to leave the 
camp at 10:30 under the 
new rules, and as many 
campers had their wives 
slaying near the spot, 
their departure at that 
comparatively early hour 
occasioned some regret. 
Instead of the protracted 
revels into the small 
houts a hush fell upon 
the field at midnight, 
after which vocal music 
was conducted sub rosa. 
Although some two hun- 
dred men joined the 
Southern Counties' camp, 
The Absence of Many 

Familiar Faces 
was conspicuous. Never- 
theless, the president, 
E. Hollands, of the Pick- 
wick, supported by Lane 
Campbell, W. J. Harvey, 
and others worked zeal- 
ously for the success of 
the camp. On Monday 
the camp sports, which 
included many amusing 
contests, were witnessed 
by 1,500 spectators in 
lovely weather. The din- 
ner in the evening, 
although not as well sup- 
ported as usual, passed 
off amid enthusiasm. A 
contingent from Harro- 
gate took up their quarters in the London county inclosure on Wednesday. 
Cycle trips were carried out daily, under the conduct of responsible guides, 
to the many lovely spots within easy reach of the site. Among the clubs 
supporting the Slough camp were the Pickwick, Stanley, North London, 
Holborn, Slough, and Chelsea C. C's. 

The English team for the world's championships left London for Ant- 
werp at 8:30 on Wednesday, in charge of Or. Turner. The following rac- 
ing men compose the team: J. Green, J. Michael, L. Stroud, P. W. Brown, 
W. F. Chapman, T. Osborn, W. Broadbridge. The international cham- 
pionships commence next Sunday, and the representatives include L. C. 
Papenfus from South Africa, three from Denmark, four from Germany, 
three from Austria, twelve from Belgium, seven from Holland, four from 
France, and three from Scotland. 

It does not appear generally known that the 

Big Professional Meeting 
at Heme Hill this afternoon is being engineered, not by H. O. Duncan 
alone, but by the Buffalo Cycling Club of Paris, which will bear the brunt of 
failure, or reap the results of success. It is a complete novelty for a foreign 
club to arrange and carry out a race meeting in this country. H. O. Dun- 
can, the honorary secretary of the Buffalo club, which comprises the most 
influential cyclists of Paris, is booming the cash prize movement, anent 
which much more will be heard. 

The cycling track given to St. Albans by Sir John Blundell Maple, 
M. P., was formally opened last Monday week, by H. R. H., the duke of 
Cambridge, Lord Salisbury, and the bishop of St. Albans being among the 
distinguished crowd present. The path is 700 yards per circuit, or two and a 

A Chic 

half laps to the mile, and is made of cinders, with a width of thirty-two feet 
banked up five feet at the curves. Although not fast at present, the sur- 
face will shortly be exchanged for one more suitable for modern speeds. 
Fifteen thousand persons witnessed the races held on Bank Holiday, when 
the London Center Union Championship was contested and fell to T. W. 
Osborn. Lady Maple presented the prizes, anil the meeting passed off 
with eclat. 

The military authorities have refused toofficially countenance the "relay 
ride," promoted by the Catford C' u b, which will consequently be started 
from the general postoffice instead of from the I lorseguards, Whitehall , 
The members of the Catford are to carry the message to the top of Alcom- 
bury Hill, and Huntingdon, Stamford, Newark, Yorkshire Roads, Darling- 
ton, and other clubs are to complete the journey to Edinburgh. The start 
will take place on Thursday, the 16th, at 10 a. m., an 1 the finish is timed for 
12 noon on the 18th inst. 

Gamage, the cyclists' provider, has a big scheme in hand, in conjunc- 
tion with a powerful syndicate, to re-open the Alexandria Park track for the 
use of North Londoners. No capital will be spared to render the path 

The Most Perfect in London. 
The surface is not yet decided upon. Residential accommodation will be 
provided on the ground for men training. Railways connect the track with 
the northern suburbs, the city, and the east end. In connection with the 
Gamage track, as it will be styled, arrangements for big football contests in 
the winter are being made, and enormous gates are anticipated. Unless I 

am greatly mistaken, Mr- 
Gamage, having com- 
menced this scheme, will 
carry it through success- 
fully. The Essex Cycling 
Union (which embraces 
the Polytechnic C. C, and 
many important clubs) 
are according their full 
support to the promoters. 
C. W. Hartung. 

Pros at Heme Hill. 

Herne Hill, Aug 
11. — The following are 
the results of the pro- 
fessional meeting today: 

Five -mite international 
tandem safety race. — A. W. 
Harris [ England) and George 
Banker (America), first; A. C. 
Edwards (England) and Relph 
(England), second; T. James 
(England) and Max (Austria), 
third. Immediately after the 
start something went wrong 
with the Wheeler- Lou vet tan- 
dem. The order for the best 
part of the journey was, 
Banker - Harris. Edwards- 

Kelph, and James Max. In 
this event there was some 
show of loafing. The competi- 
tois at first, owing to a mis- 
take of the proper official, 
went a lap short, but ulti- 
mately finished in the same 
order Time for four miles, 
lt:28*r». The time for five 
miles was not taken. 

Quarter-mile race against 
time. — A. A. Zimmerman 
(America), first, time. :3() 1 .-. ; 
I. W.Schofield (England), second, :31 4 /i;G. Banker (America), third. :82Vfc; A.C. Edwards 
(England), T.James (England), and Verheyen (Germam). t'edfor fourth place, time, :82% ; 
Wheeler (America), and Louvet (France), tie for fifth, :82%: A! W Harris (England), and 
Max (Austria), tie for sixth, :32*s; Relph (England), seventh. :33 2 s ; Hewson (England I. 
eighth. :33 : 's;C. Herbert (England I. ninth, :33 4 s; Carling (England), tenth, :3ti' -, . Zim- 
merman beat the British record by 3 /s of a second, the previous best being :31 2 ,s. 

Five-mile international scratch race.— A. C. Edwards (England), first; H. Wheeler 
(America), second; Louvet (France), third; G. Banker (America), fourth. Edwards went 
away with the lead, but was soon displaced by Harris, who set a fast pace, and led most of 
the time. Two laps from home Harris went away with a rush, but was easily held by 
Zimmerman. Soon after Zimmerman and Verheyen fell, the latter being carried off 
insensible. Edwards won by three yards, a yard dividing Whee.'er and Louvet. Time, 


tandem team. 

Tandem riding is becoming quite a fad in Chicago. It was not until 
this year that a light tandem was placed on the market, and the Chicago- 
ans appreciate them. The accompanying cut shows the first diamond 
frame tandem— a Stearns — ridden on the road in Chicago. Miss Eva L. 
Krice occupies the front seat, and Charles K. Anderson, of the Meteor 
Cycle Co., the rear. The picture is a snapshot taken by R. B. Chase, one 
of the best of Chicago's amateur photographers. 

One Hour Ohio State Record. 

Cincinnati, August 18.— Chas. H. Roth, of the Crescent Wheelmen, 
on a Rambler Racer, succeeded, with the aid of several of his clubmates as 
pacers, in riding 22 miles 1,251% yards in 1 hour, breaking previous record 
by over one mile. It was done on the Norwood track in the presence of 
several hundred spectators. 


Coroner — "What is your verdict, gentlemen?" 

Foreman — "We find that the deceased came to his death from a fall from a bicycle, caused by the wood rim of his front wheel^breaking. We, 

the jury, recommend that all bicycles hereafter be fitted with aluminum rims, made by the Eagle Bicycle Mfg. Co., of Torrington, Conn. 

They never break. 

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New Under 
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New York, August 20. — Last Friday the National Exhibition Co. pur- 
chased at auction the right, title and interest of Temporary Receiver Freed- 
man in Manhattan Field, the stands and clubhouse, the purchase price 
being §150. At present the rental of the field is $10,500 per year, but the 
National Exhibition Co. has an option on the renewal of the lease, for five 
years from date of December 20, 1894, at a rental of $12,500. Max B. 
Dressier, bought the buildings on the ground for 8500. The new lessees 
will take possession December 1. Peter F. Meyers & Co., No. Ill Broad- 
way, were the auctioneers. 

The latest club to organize in this city is the Yorkville Wheelmen, who 
have elected Dr. M. W. Brinkman, president, and Herbert J. Hindes, cap- 
tain. The club has twenty-five members as a starter and have their head- 
quarters located at Lexington avenue and Ninety-third street. All the 
members have applied for L. A. W. membership. 

A rather severe accident was caused last Friday evening on the Ocean 
Parkway, Brooklyn, by a wheelman, whose bicycle frightened a team of 
spirited horses. The animals became unmanageable and broke away from 
the lady who was driving, dashing at full speed down the boulevard, upset- 
ting the carriage and throwing the two occupants of the rig into the 
road with more force than elegance. The ladies' names were Mrs. McGill, 
of 239 Throop avenue, Brooklyn, and Mrs. Wagner, of 188 Vernon avenue, 
same city. The former received a fractured shoulder, while Mrs. Wagner 
got off with several cuts and bruises about the head and body. After 
Ambulance Surgeon Pendergast, of the Seney Hospital, had dressed the 
wounds both patients were sent to their respective homes. 

The fifty-mile road race of the Manhattan Bicycle Club has been aban- 
doned and in its place a series of three handicap road contests have been 
arranged. Each of the races will be contested over the Elizabeth-Rahway 
course and the distances and respective dates of same follow: August 25, 
five miles; September 8, ten miles; September 22, fifteen miles. The fifty- 
mile race will surely be held next year, when it will be made an annual 

Alexander Schwalbach, the Wilson-Myers Co. Brooklyn manager, has 
at last succeeded in having the Kings County elevated railroad run baggage 
cars on some of their trains for the accommodation of wheelmen. The cars 
will be put on for Saturdays only as a starter, and will be attached to trains 
from Franklin and Nostrand avenue stations, running every two hours after 
10:15 a. m. On Sundays and holidays they will run every two hours, begin- 
ning at 8:15 a. m. These trains will run to the city line, and the company 
make the following stipulations in regard to same: Bicycles must be 
brought up on the platform 20 minutes before the time of the train's 
departure. The charge shall be 10 cents. Checks for the wheels will be 

given owners, the same as is the custom on other railroads. The idea is 
but an experiment so far, but if the thing is patronized properly the cars 
will be continued. Schwalbach deserves great credit for having persuaded 
the company to put the cars on, and it is almost certain that the innovation 
will be liberally patronized by the many cyclists of Brooklyn. 

Everything points to a most successful and well-attended century run, 
which the Riverside Wheelmen will hold some day the latter part of 
August. The destination of the run will be from Sag Harbor, L. I., to 
Brooklyn, over the same course as the Long Island century run, held July 
15 last. The chances are that with so many fast men as the R. W. can 
boast of, the affair will be a continual scorch all the way. 

The West Chester Cycling League's century run is also promising 
much. It is scheduled for September 23, and will be from Yonkers, N. Y., 
to Hicksville, L. I., and return. Metropolitan clubs can tall in line at Fifty- 
ninth street and Eighth avenue if they so desire. 

With a well-ventilated dressing-room, 100 feet square, a separate cot 
for each man, every other convenience requested, and with a prize list com- 
prising diamonds, watches, jewelry, and furniture, the annual race meet of 
the Mercer County Wheelmen, of Trenton, N. J., is bound to be a success 
next Saturday. Zimmerman thinks the track, which is a half mile in size, 
is as good as the best half-mile track he ever rode on, and a large number 
of the crack-a-jack Class A men will certainly be present to try conclusions 
with each other. 

Following is a copy of the letter which President Chas. H. Luscomb 
sent to the chief consuls of the ten states in which the L. A. W. membership 
is greatest. It is the initial move toward legislative action for wheelmen's 

"The Executive Committee of the League of American Wheelmen will 
shortly take measures for an active campaign for highway improvement 
and for general state laws preventing cities and villages from enacting spe- 
cial ordinances restricting the rights of wheelmen. 

"As such legislation must be secured in the states, I write to ask if your 
division will co-operate with the National Executive Committee in the 
prosecution of this work. If so, will you advise me as soon as possible 
whether your legislature meets this year and when you elect senators and 
assemblymen; also in which direction you deem such work most judicious. 
I am desirous that the League take such active part in the coming fall 
campaign as will convince representatives in the legislatures that the wheel- 
men are sufficiently organized and in such strength as to command atten- 
tion to their reasonable demands from those who make our laws." 

Up to date there has not been one reply received but what offers to go 
into the fight with a vim, and President Luscomb feels much gratified 

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Denver, Colo., August 19, L. H. Dobson, mounted 
on a SYRACUSE wheel 

Won First Place in the Famous 

and Well Advertised 

Troxel 25=nile Road Race. 

Some nine weeks ago L. H. Uobson paid $125.00 for a 
24-pound SYRACUSE, Model C, and today he is $500 
richer thereby. 

In the celebrated Troxel 25-mile handicap road race, 
Dobson, mounted on a SYRACUSE, won first place and 
the $500.00 rosewood piano. 


With a vim and a dash he jumped to the front, pass- 
ing all the fastest eastern cracks and was never headed. 
Ere this his name has appeared in print, for the first time, 
in all the leading sporting papers of America. Like a 
flash of lightning he springs into fame and glory, and his 
Crimson Rims bore him on to victory. 


It was the talk of the town, all one could hear on the 
street or in the hotel lobbies was Dobson — Dobson— 
SYRACUSE— Crimson Rims. 

The SYRACUSE Makes Champions out of Novices, 

On Thursday, August 16, at Denver, Colo., Clyde 
Turnbull, mounted on a SYRACUSE, won the one-mile 
novice race and broke the world's record for novices by 
over six seconds. This also was a wonderful feat and his 
name too, goes down on record as one of the fleetest 
riders in America. 

How Could They Help but Win — They Chose a Beauty. 

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No. 25. 

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Model 27 Road Wheel, $1 28 ; M. & W. tires and wood rims 

Model 29 Road Wheel. $125: M. & W. tires and steel rims 

Model 30— Ladies' Wheel. $125. 


The Fowler Truth will be found at all Fowler 
agencies — so will the Fowler wheel. 

Direct all communications to The Fowler Truth, 
142-148 W. Washington St., Chicago. 

Illustrator. Charles a. Cox. 


William Birdsall, the speedy bicyclist 
of the Auburn Athletic Association, this 
morning received from Chicago a Fow- 
ler King Bee, which weighs but eighteen 
pounds. The racer is a pretty one, and 
the excellent workmanship is apparent 
to the most casual observer. The frame 
is just as rigid as a frame can be made, 
sprocket and chain are lightened in 
weight, but not reduced in strength, 
and, in fact, wherever strength is neces- 
sary in the eighceen-pound flyer, there 
the strength is. Fowlers have many 
points of superiority over other makes 
of wheels, and, though strangers in 
Auburn until this season, many have 
been sold here, and they give the best 
of satisfaction. Carroll K. Gardner, 
Fred P. Ernsberger, and Martin A. 
Hanlon are a few Auburnians who ride 
Fowlers. Frank S. Smith, No. 50 State 
street, sells them. — Auburn (N. Y.) 


Cairo, III., August 15. — Free-for-all, 
half mile, best three in five. — J. P. 
Vineyard, first in three heats. Time, 
1:25. John Thistlewood, second. Time, 
1:25%\ Half-mile dash, for riders under 
sixteen years of age. — John Thistle- 
wood, first. Time, 1:25. 

Oswego, N. Y., August 13.— Half- 
mile open. — Emmett Smith, first. Five- 
mile open. — Emmett Smith, first. One- 
mile open. — Emmett Smith, second. 


Miss Effie Whitlock, Aged Fifteen. 

Makes a Century on a Ladies' 


She Is the Youngest Lady Rider to go on the 
Staten Island Hundred. 

Eleven Brooklyn ladies went on the 
Staten Island century July 15, and they 
covered themselves with glory by their 
plucky riding, nine of them finishing 
100 miles from Sag Harbor to Jamaica, 
two riding over fifty miles from Sag 

Miss Effie Whitlock. 

Harbor to Patchogue, and seven riding 
the full distance from Sag Harbor to 
Brooklyn, about one hundred and ten 
miles. Of the seven ladies who finished 
the big run, not one complained of be- 
ing sick or broken down from over- 
exertion, and all said they felt all right 
beyond a little unusual amount of 

Of the party who rode so well were 
three in particular who astonished 
their male companions on the trip by 
their endurance and speed. They were 
Miss Effie Whitlock, Miss M. Bindrum, 
and Mrs. F. E. Anderson. The two 
former are residents of this city, 
while Mrs. Anderson hails from Flush- 
ing, L. I., and, strange to say, has only 

ridden a bicycle for about two months. 
Miss Effie Whitlock, says the Brook- 
lyn "Citizen," is a fifteen-year-old 
daughter of E.J. Whitlock, of the Board 
of Education, New York. She is a 
blithe and airy miss, tall, and possessed 
of much more strength and endurance 
than one would credit her with from a 
casual glance. Her wheel occupies all 
her leisure moments, and no more fa- 
miliar figure can be seen on the roads 
and in the suburbs than Miss Effie. She 
kept in line with her older companions, 
and in finishing the run a Jamaican jok- 
ingly challenged Miss M. Bindrum to a 
race, and the pair rode like a team to 
the hotel, when those who witnessed 
the exciting race said the result was as 
good as a dead heat. Miss Whitlock 
began riding a wheel several years ago, 
her mount then being a forty-five pound 
pneumatic. This year she is riding a 
thirty-pound Fowler, with wooden rims, 
and she attributes much of her success 
in finishing her long ride last Sunday 
to the wheel, which carried her through 
the entire journey without a break or 
puncture of any kind. Besides her 
fondness for the bicycle Miss Whitlock 
has a strong fancy for such sports as 
tennis, swimming, fishing, and yachting. 


W. Montross, a Chicago centurion, weight 225 
pounds, weight of wheel 28 pounds. 


The Bearings has more than twice the circulation or any independent 
journal among the cycle riders, the cycle trade, and kindred trades. Ad- 
vertising rates on application. 


Prospects Good For a Fare and One-third Rates to the Chicago 
Show— Mr. Charlton's Letter. 

The application of the National Cycle Exhibition Co. to the railroads 
for a fair and one-third rate to the Chicago cycle show will probably be 
favorably acted upon. The following extract from a letter received from 
Mr. James Charlton, general passenger and ticket agent of the Chicago & 
Alton railroads, shows that the railroad* are favorably inclined: 

"As stated at the meeting recently held in the office of Mr. G. H. Heaf- 
ford, general passenger and ticket agent of the Chicago, Milwaukee & 
St. Paul Railway, I have no doubt but that the exhibition you propose giv- 
ing will excite a lively interest among wheelmen all over the country, and 
especially in the west. Railway travel will be stimulated correspondingly 
during the period of the exhibition. To that extent this company, for one, 
is interested in securing favorable action on your proposition for reduced 



Pope Mfg. Co. Ames & Frost Co. 

Gormully & Jeffery Mfg. Co. Hill Cycle Co. 

Buffalo Tricycle Co. Ariel Cycle Co. 

Black Mfg. Co. Columbus Bicycle Co. 

F. F. Ide Mfg. Co. E. C. Stearns & Co. 

Derby Cycle Co. Marion Cycle Co. 

Kenwood Mfg. Co. Stover Bicycle Co. 

Union Cycle Mfg. Co. Monarch Cycle Co. 

Lamb Mfg. Co. fndiana Bicycle Co. 

Munger Cycle Co. Syracuse Cycle Co. 

Sterling Cycle Works. Julius Andrae. 

Eclipse Bicycle Co. Meteor Cycle Co. 

Warman-Schub Cycle House. Grand Rapids Cycle Co. 

National Cycle Mfg. Co. James Cycle Co. 

Fulton Machine Works. Rouse, Hazard & Co. 

Shapleigh Hardware Co. Crawford Mfg. Co. 

W. H. Wilhelm & Co. E. B. Preston & Co. 

Two-Speed Bicycle Co. Relay Mfg. Co. 

Eagle Bicycle Mfg. Co. Yost Mfg. Co. 

St. L. R. & W. G. Co. H. A. Lozier & Co. 

Western Wheel Works. Peerless Mfg. Co. 

Waltham Mfg. Co. Acme Cycle Co. 

Remington Arms Co. Central Cycle Mfg. Co. 

Marble Cycle Co. Wilson-Myers Co. 

Charles Truman & Co. A. Featherstone & Co. 

Tires, Sundries, Parts, Etc. 

Rockford Tool & Sundry Co. New York Tire Co. 

Diamond Rubber Co. C. J. Whipple. 

Palmer Tire Co. Morgan & Wright. 

R. B. McMullen & Co. Parkhurst & Wilkinson. 

C. J. Smith & Sons. Rich & Sager. 

Garford Mfg. Co. Cleveland Mach. Screw Co. 

Hunt Mfg. Co. Ellwood Tube Co. 

Union Drop Forge Co. Webb Tire Co. 

Shelby Tube Works. Ind'n'p'ls Chain & Stamp. Co. 

Hartford Tire Co. Eastern Rubber Works. 

Chicago Tip & Tire Co. New Departure Bell Co. 

M. E. Griswold. Braddock Hose Co. 

Spaulding Mach. Screw Co. A. U. Betts & Co. 

Simonds Rolling Mach. Co. Reed & Curtis. 

Kalamazoo Cycle Co. Hill Machine Co. 

J. J. Warren & Co. Indiana Novelty Co. 

Norderer Bros. Excelsior Supply Co. 

Cullman Wheel Co. Tillinghast Pneumatic Tire Co. 
Washburn Motor Mfg. Co. 
Here are a few extracts from letters received from agents: 

Coast agents are getting the small end of the profits, and I do not see any 
remedy except a closer acquaintance with the manufacturers. Count on fifty Cali- 
fornia agents to attend the Chicago Cycle show. — The Logan Co., llollister, Cal. 

A fact that seems to be ignored by the manufacturers is that our climate is such 
that the sale of wheels would begin as early as February if we could get stock, but 
as it has been we have been unable to get stock when we could and should be selling 
it. I can and will attend the Chicago show, ft will not go farther east. — L. C. Black, 
Fleur de Lis Cyclery, San Jose, Cal. 

The Chicago show may look for the presence of every dealer of any prominence 
on the Pacific coast as a visitor. I shall certainly be there. — Edwin Mohrig, San 
Francisco, Cal. 

The dealers are in need of a Chicago show. — R. M. Hewitt, Detroit, Mich. 
Chicago has the energy to make the show a success. — H. H. Hisbee, Ludington, 


Will attend the Chicago show. — C. A. Pagenhardt, Westernport, Mo. 

Chicago is along way from us, still we approve of the Chicago show. — W. P 
Lett, Riverside, Cal. 

We will certainly attend the Chicago show. — L. W. Thorne, Detroit, Mich. 

The western dealers want an opportunity of visiting a western show. — 
A. R. Baker, Bay City, Mich. 

The western agents demand attention at the hands of the manufacturer in 
show matters. — C. H. Frazire, South Bend, Ind. 

The southern and western trade would be greatly benefited by a Chicago show. 
— Geo. Brown, Knoxville, Tenn. 

So that all agents can see it, the show should be held in Chicago. — J. M. Slain. 

Chicago is the place for the show. — J. T. Kachler & Co., Maysville, Ky. 

Will be pleased to attend a Chicago show. — R. A. Gibbs, Sherman, Tex. 

Have often wanted to attend an eastern show, but time, distance, and expense 
have hindered. Will certainly be at Chicago. — S. M. Ladd & Co , Morrison. III. 

It seems to me it would be good policy for the makers to give the western agents 
an opportunity of seeing their goods in Chicago. Shall attend the show.— E. A 
Kimball, Tacoma, Wash. 

Chicago, from its habits of showing grand results in everything that it under 
takes, is universally known as the hub and wheel of progress. Its intentions in the 
show line should be encouraged by the makers. — F. B. Elliott, Pataskala, ( >. 

I will attend a cycle show in Chicago. — F. H. Holcomb, Rochelle, III. 

A western show is an absolute necessity. I have been prevented from attending 
former shows by reason of the expense attached to the excursion and the time con- 
sumed in attending. It is very unsatisfactory to be compelled to depend on travel- 
ing men for a glimpse of goods which all should be afforded an opportunity of see- 
ing. — W. F. Horton, Hicksville, O. 

A show held in Chicago would be of great benefit to all western agents. We 
will attend. — Brown & fsenberger, No. Manchester, Ind. 

Push and shove and let us have a cycle show in Chicago in 1895. — L. W. Neer, 
Urbana, O. 

We certainly will not miss the opportunity of attending the Chicago show. It 
is not likely that we would feel inclined to go to New York or Philadelphia. — Knapp 
& Spaulding, Sioux City, la. 

Many western agents do not see all the wheels that are made. A cycle show 
in Chicago would remedy this difficulty. We want to see the whole line. — Brister & 
Seward, Russellville, Ky. 

It will be to the interest of manufacturers and agents to have a cycle show held 
in Chicago in 1895. Chicago is central for east, south, and west. — Frank O. Prouse, 
Hopkinsville, Ky. 

Eastern shows have been too far away for us to attend, and we think that is the 
case with all southern dealers. The west needs the presence of a show. — E. D. 
Whiteside, Golden City, Mo. 

We are very anxious indeed to have the cycle show at Chicago instead of in the 
east. We are very anxious to attend the exhibition this year, but if it is held in the 
east do not know that we will have time to attend. It is always our intention to 
handle wheels made in the west and we can get these wheels without going to the 
eastern market to look after them. We think the manufacturers would do well to 
exhibit in the west as their goods in the east are known, and what they most desire 
is to extend their territory. — Avery Planter Co., Kansas City, Mo. 

The holding of a show at Chicago would suit me. — F. Barkl, Lesterville, S. I ). 

If the show is held farther east than Chicago it will he impossible for me to 
attend. It is difficult for us to preserve patience while working to have the traveling 
men from the various houses call upon us with their samples. By the time they reach 
us the best part of the season is over. — H. Weber, Cole Springs, Colo. 

We are eastern agents, but yet we think that a evele show at Chicago will be of 
great advantage to the western agents and manufacturers. There is an immense 
territory thickly settled to the south and west of Chicago whose people would go to 
a show at Chicago, but would hesitate at the distance and expense of a journey to 
New York.— P. H. Lachiotle & Co , Columbia, S. C. 

There is no reason why Chicago should not have the national show, as it is the 
only city on this continent where everything goes with a whirl, ft is easily accessi- 
ble from all parts of the Union.— Geo Gothrie, Oak Harbor, O. 

It would be greatly to our advantage to have a show in Chicago. We will cer- 
tainly attend if it is located there. Flint Buggy Co., Flint, Mich. 

By its central location a show held in Chicago would be sure to be very largely 
attended by agents; moreover, it would acquaint eastern makers with many of their 
customers.— W. C. Sanford, Battle Creek, Mich. 

Chicago should have the show in 1895. — F. A. Lewis, Fa Fayette, Ind. 

Chicago is the place for the cycle show. — The Bourbon Cycle Co., Paris, Ky. 

The fact that the majority of the cycle manufactories lie in the east would seem 
to make it a matter of sound business judgment for these concerns to introduce their 
goods into the great wheel-demanding west, and no way could this be done so thor- 
oughly, easily or with as great a profit as by having and patronizing an exhibition 
in Chicago.— L. J. Hoftzeger & Co., No. Manchester, Ind. 

I vote for Chicago.— V. C. Razor, Salt Lick, Ky. 

A show in Chicago meets my approval and I will attend. — P. P. Erwin, Rush- 
ville, Ind. 

I will attend a cycle show in Chicago every time and buy what I intend to 
handle, but I will not attend an eastern show.— Paul Hiekisch, Decatur. 111. 

The move for the Chicago cycle show is in the right direction. — Dixon Music 
Co., Dixon, 111. 

We have been in the trade for five vears, but have never hnd an opportunity of 
witnessing a evele exhibit until we saw the one at the World's Fair. We will attend 
the show in Chicago. — Griffiths Hardware Co., Rushville, III. 

It will be good to have a cycle show in Chicago. — Union Transfer Co., Council 

Bluffs la. 

We vote for Chicago as being the best and most convenient point for holding a 
cycle show, all things considered. Il will accommodate more agents and will 
undoubtedly be of the most binefit to manufacturers.— S. F. Heath Cycle Co., Min 

neapolis, Minn. 

We believe that a western cycle show would be a great success. If would start 
the trade out earlier with the western agents. We hope Chicago will obtain the 
show.— F. II. Blodgett, Beloit, Wis. 

It is due to the western dealer that a show should be held at Chicago. The 
manufacturers ought to recognize the western trade as they are now depending on 
it so much. — McKinster & Co., Adrian, Mich. 

The National Cycle Show for the coining year ought to be held m ( Ihicago. II 
it is I, as well as a number of others in my neighborhood, will be able to attend, 
whereas we will not be able to go to an eastern city.— M. B. Willis, Jr., Auburn, Ind. 

1 have made it a point to talk with the various agents of southern Indiana, 
Kentucky, and middle Tennesee, and am happy to say that without a single excep- 


tion all favor the Chicago show. I am satisfied that it will secure a much larger 
attendance from the south than any eastern show. Will be on hand. — Joel B. Smith, 
Nashville, Tenn. 

We will attend the Chicago show. — Gossett & Brown, Anderson, S. C. 
Be assured of our attendance at the Chicago show. We have been restrained 
from going to previous shows on account of the expense and lime consumed in the 
journey. — Prather & McCoy Co., Springfield, 111. 

We will be at the Chicago show. — A. F. Schuler & Son, Arcanum, O. 
Chicago is the place for the cycle show because the west is the country to be 
convertd to the good roads' cause, and cycling is the best method of conversion. I 
will be there. — A. J. Fisher, Santa Fe, N. M. 

Wou'd like very much to see a cycle show in Chicago next winter, and have 
always regretted the lack of it. Will certainly visit it. — A. W. Woodward, Rockford, 

\ show in Chicago will be the best thing which has ever happened for the 
western cycle trade. Shall attend it. — W. E. Hudtloff, Shewano, Wis. 

A cycle show in Chicago is just what we want. All Indiana dealers want to see 
it held in that city. The expense is too great for western dealers to go east to buy. 
We will attend the Chicago exhibition. — Kirk Bros., Muncie, Ind. 

It is well to consider the west in a matter of this kind. — W. H. Snyder, Onward, 

I can conceive of no intelligent reason why Chicago is not the only place for 
the national show. — J. Taylor, Mechanicsburg, O. 

A cycle show in Chicago is the best thing the western dealers could have. The 
expense of attending an eastern show bars them from the privilege of seeing a full 
exhibit. — C. E. Lathrop, Armada, Mich. 

To encourage the growth of the bicycle business it seems proper to us that the 
show should be held in a western city like Chicago. — S. Snyder & Co., Masonville, O. 

I hope to see a show held in Chicago. — T. S. Culp, Canton, O. 

I will encourage a cycle show in Chicago. — S. A. Cuner, Upper Sandusky, O. 

We would like to see the national show held in Chicago in 1895, and will cer- 
tainly attend it if held there. — Brigham & Lyons, Wauseon, O. 

The west deserves a cycle show. We promise our hearty support. — St. Paul 
Cycle Co., St. Paul, Minn. 

Chicago is pre-eminently the place for the National Cycle Show. It is central 
for hosts of dealers. — L. D. Loomis, La Crosse, Wis. 

Chicago is the place for the next cycle show. The west should not be slighted. 
Let us combine for the sanction of the Chicago show. — A. W. Snell & Son, Oshkosh, 

By all means let us have a cycle show in Chicago. We need it. It will pay. — 
American Sporting Goods Co., St. Louis, Mo. 

Like many agents in the west, we are unable to attend an eastern show. We 
will attend a show held in Chicago. — Decker & Sons, Brazil, Ind. 

It is no more than right that the west should be favored with the show. — 
H. Hendrickson, Rushville, Wis. 

Chicago is the place for the cycle show. It can be easily reached by all and its 
successs is sure. — H. G. Prouty & Co., Hinsdale, 111. 

The Chicago show will be of vast importance to the western agents, and it is 
just what the west needs. — H. C. Colp, Springfield, Wis. 


New York, August 20. — The Campbell Bicycle Mfg. Co., 148 Chambers 
street, are feeling sanguine over the passage of the new tariff bill, claiming 
that the effect upon the bicycle business which this biK will have has already 
demonstrated what to expect later. This concern's factory at 43 Park and 
503 Pearl streets covers an area of 1,000 square feet (one large room), in 
which the entire celebrated Campbell is turned out. Their installment 
business is being exceedingly well patronized. No. 4 Ramblers, Ideals, 
and other makes of machines are sold at §2 per week. 

The newly opened New York office of the Newton Rubber Works, at 
54 Yesey street, report a surprising amount of business in the Straus elastic 
tire, considering the season of the year. L. F. Stillwell, who was formerly 
connected with the New York Belting & Packing Co., is in charge of the 
Yesey street store. 

The Bell Telephone Co., as usual up to date, has placed an order 
for thirty bicycles, on which they will mount their inspectors for general 
convenience. One of the men who will use the wheels said recently: "They 
instructed me to go up to the riding school one day last week to take my 
first lesson. Well, say, you ought to have seen me when I got through. The 
blamed machine ran into the wall and every post or pillar in sight, after 
which it threw me down and jumped on me. My arms and legs were all 
tangled up in the spokes, and I was pretty near done for. I'll not go there 
again even if I lose my position. A man's life is too valuable to court death 
like that." Up to this time each inspector has been provided with a horse 
and buggy, but the company seeking to gain time and save expense will 
put each man on a bicycle now as soon as they arrive. 

The entire stock of Bensinger, McDonald & Bowdish, who formerly 
were located at 1311 Bedford avenue, Brooklyn, has been purchased by 
Arthur E. Preyer, 1 1'ark place, this city. The various lines include 
Stearns, Raleighs, Ariels, and Syracuse, all of which Mr. Preyer has 
decided to sacrifice at prices such as he alone can quote. 

The Bidwell-Tinkham Cycle Co. of West Fifty-Ninth street have been 
appointed uptown agents for the League Chainless bicycles. Already they 
are receiving inquiries in large numbers from interested people. There is 
no doubt but what this enterprising company will make a strong success of 
the Chainless in the territory assigned them. The down-town representa- 
tives for the wheel now are Von Lengerke & Detmold, No. 8 Murray street, 
who were given the agency in place of Ira Perego & Co., assigned. Yon 
Lengerke & Detmold, like the Bidwell-Tinkham Co., already report an 
active increase in business, since making this addition to the other high- 
grade wheels which they carry, viz., Lu-mi-nums, Warwicks and Kenwoods. 
That the Chainless is here to stay there can be no question. The day of 

Perego's failure a Bearings man inquired if the League Cycle Co.'s 
reputed trouble w^as in any way to blame to which the reply was given, "No, 
indeed, if everything else had been in such demand as the Chainless, we 
would have been in as prosperous a condition as ever in our existence. 

The business principle of the Herald Cycle Co., 114 Nassau street, can 
not be too strongly recommended. Their method is to buy up job lots of 
high-grade wheels at their own figures, practically, and then at a i-light 
advance, sell them for cash. No installment business is done by them- 
Every purchaser is taught to ride gratis, in a roomy school for that purpose 
connected to the rear of the store and making a regular T of same. Man- 
ager Fred Herbert, formerly with the Raleigh company, is in charge of the 

A. G. Spalding sailed for Europe last week. The trip is to be mainly 
one of pleasure, and he will be gone several weeks. Before going he 
expressed himself as thoroughly satisfied with the work of F.J. Titus, whom 
he thinks is truly a wonderful rider. W. B. Young has also won a warm 
place in the heart of A. G., by his admirable handling of Titus, who obeys 
Young's slightest wish. When a combination of good man, good trainer and 
good wheel, form themselves into one — well something is bound to come 
of it. 

W. H. Webster, the manager of Hodgkins & Co., local agents for Union 
bicycles, clipped the George C. Smith expression of opinion in regard to 
the Union bicycle from a recent issue of The Bearings, and pasted the 
same in the company's show window. During the day, and in fact, ever 
since, there has been from one to twenty persons continually reading it and 
commenting on the indisputable opinion of Smith, who must know whereof 
he speaks. Mr. Webster, who was for several years with A. G. Spalding & 
Bros., claims that numerous sales have been made through that one little 

The wanderer has returned. He is with us again. "Ned" Oliver (no 
use calling him Edwin) has come back to the metropolis where he will look 
after the interests of Roger B. McMullen & Co., handlers of all kinds of 
parts, tubing, saddles, chains, fittings, forgings, etc. The local office will 
be at the corner of Duane street and Broadway, where Oliver will hold 
forth on the eleventh floor. The Columbia, Hartford, and Wizard tires are 
also being shown by him, and taken all in all this addition to the local trade 
should be hailed by all with delight. 

George S. MacDonald, manager of the Raleigh Cycle Co., has been 
away on a much-needed trip of recreation for several days. In the Zim- 
merman Mfg. Co. MacDonald has a real, old-fashioned good thing, which, 
to be sure, has not materialized as yet, but which is bound to come. 

Elliott Mason, of the Pope Mfg. Co., spent a week at Colonel Pope's 
summer home at Cohasset, recently, returning last Monday. The trip did 
him much good and brightened him up wonderfully. He has added the 
Framingham to the stock carried at the local store, 12 Warren street, and 
reports a most satisfactory beginning for the wheel, which is listed at S100. 

R. L. Coleman, of the Western Wheel Works, will sail from Europe on 
the Majestic, August 22. His trip abroad has been one beset with pleasant 
incidents, but, so he writes to E. J. Day, the local manager, "There's no 
place like America." 

Colonel Pope's son, Albert, must find nothing but pleasure in this life. 
He is in the city for a few days now, having taken a short vacation from his 
yacht, which pastime is a favorite one of his. 

In addition to Maggie Cline, the popular soubrette, Sidney Bowman, 
has as a customer — James J. Corbett, who frequently rents a wheel from 
Bowman for a few hours' ride through the park. If Corbett is fond of 
pugilism, one should hear him praise the sport of cycling. It was through 
him that "Jack" MacAulliffe learned to ride and now the latter prefers 
cycling to any line of athletics, not even excepting pugilism. In his 
approaching match with young Griffo, the Australian, "Jack" uses his 
Rambler regularly to train on. It is comical to hear MacAulliffe, Taral, 
Corbett, Griffo, Carroll and Garrison, when they gather at "Jimmy" 
Carroll's road house and hotel, on the boulevard leading to Coney Island. 
Each one relates the story of how he first learned to ride a wheel and all 
kinds of accents are in vogue, from "Gentleman Jim's" quiet manner down 
to that thick cockney of "Young Griffo." 

The wonderful strength of the Simplicity 4? tire valve was 
recently demonstrated at the factory, in Passaic, N. J., where in the 
presence of the Bearings' correspondent, 400 pounds pressure was brought 
to bear, without an explosion or break of any kind. At that mark, the 
engineer was afraid to go any higher for fear of breaking the pump. If a 
tire will stand that — what fear is there of an explosion when but forty 
pounds pressure is in it. Repairers are reporting enormous applications to 
have tires of other makes, fitted with Simplicity 47 valves. 

The Grand Rapids Cycle Co. have purchased a residence lot adjoining 
their present factory building and will promptly have the residence 
removed and erect a three-story and basement brick building, covering the 
entire ground. In this new building they will fit up very pleasant and con- 
venient offices, and the building will be particularly used for an assembly 
room, shipping department, stock room, and japanning. This building will 
enable them to largely increase their product for 1895. 

A new firm has gone into the cycle business at St. Louis— the Corfe & 
Duff Cycle Co. They are located at 107 N. Ewing avenue. The Syracuse 
is the wheel they will handle and they are equipped to do repairing. 




London, August 11. — We have not heard much of pneumatic hubs 
since the shows, notwithstanding all the wonderful things they were going 
to do. I have never seen one on the road, and I quite thought that they 
were dead and buried until the other day, when I learned that the Doig 
Pneumatic Hub Co., Ltd., had been registered on Julv 27, with a capital 
of $250,000, $200,000 being in ordinary and $50,000 in preference shares of 
$5 each. The objects of the company are to purchase any patents, brevets 
d'invention, conferring a right to use any information relating to any inven- 
tion; to enter into an agreement for the sole rights for the manufacture and 
sale of the "Doig" pneumatic hub, and other patents, and to carry on the 
business of cycle manufacturers, india rubber merchants, etc. The first 
directors are Wm. Doig, G. Williams, and G. A. Lawson. I tried this hub at 
the Inventors' section of the Stanley show, and am distinctly of opinion that 
it is of no practical utility, but it may be well if I append a detailed descrip- 
tion: The "Doig" hub consists of a metal center, and an outer drum to hold 
the spokes, the two portions being kept apart by a pneumatic cushion, through 
the sides of which the driving power has to travel. Lateral stability is 
insured by a central flange inside of the drum of the hub, which works be- 
tween two flanges on the central portion, the section looking exactly like 
that of a telescope. 

I heard that a new gear, somewhat of the Boudard type, has been 
brought out by Sudworth & Co., of Nottingham. It has been submitted to 
experts from Humber & Co., who say that it is superior to anything of the 
kind which has yet been introduced. This may be so, as likewise it may 
not. I don't put much faith in wonderful gears; to my mind they savor too 
much of the perpetual motion craze. Two other gears are also to be put 
upon the market at an early date. 

Chase's Latest Ride 
of 100 miles in 4:39:15, on the great North road 
is another tribute to the excellent qualities of the 
Coventry Machinists Co.'s Swift safety, and the 
performance of Smyth and Heck, who went through 
with him, on a Whitworth tandem, is a feather in 
the cap of the great Birmingham firm. 

There seems to have been some misunder- 
standing as to the gear Shorland used in the Cuca 
race. As a matter of fact he never rode a machine 
with less than a sixty-eight inch gearing during 
any portion of the contest, and one of his machines 
was, I am told, geared to over seventy inches. Of 
course this, it must be remembered, was for track 
work, but even then the champions of low gears 
have not scored so much as was at first supposed. 

The old question of the adoption of a universal 
pitch of thread for nuts and bolts is again to the 
fore, and it has been suggested that the cycle 
agents should take the matter up among them- 
selves, decide on the pitch, and insist upon manu- 
facturers adopting the same It occurs to me 
that this is rather a high-handed proceeding, and 
I shall be very much surprised if anything tangi- 
ble comes of it. At the same time there can be no 
doubt that a universal pitch of thread is greatly to 
be desired from a tourist's point of view, but I 
think the matter is one for the manufacturers, and not for the agents. 

The Latest Monstrosity 
over here is a Giraffe pattern tan'em safety. I should have thought that 
seeing what a commercial failure the high safety has been, and what a slow 
machine it is, no maker would have been foolish enough to construct a tandem 
on the same lines, more especially for speed purposes. I have not seen the 
new machine, but I imagine that the mounting will be somewhat difficult. 

The returns of the export trade for the first half of the present year 
show a total increase of $650,170 over that for the corresponding period of 
1893, and an increase of $1,155,245 over the first six months of 1892. In 
spite of this, however, there was an enormous contraction of the trade in 
June, as I have before stated, the figures for that month showing a decrease 
of $42,355 as compared with the June of last year. Of course these figures 
include the value of the cycle parts exported as well as that of the finished 

Sponge handles seem to be coming into fashion and some of the latest 
are now constructed of unbleached sponge, which, although not looking so 
nice when new, is said to wear much better. Any way after a few weeks' 
use there is but little difference in the appearance of the two kinds. 

I understand that a certain well-known firm is entering into an arrange- 
ment with a continental manufacturing house which will place it in a 
unique position so far as continental trading is concerned. Details are not 
yet available, but will no doubt be shortly made public. 

Will o' the Wisi\ 

Morgan sWrightTires 
are good tires 




Morgan & Wright 


The prospects for a large fall trade through Texas are good; in fact, 
they were never so good at this season of the year. Most of the dealers 
are anticipating a fine trade late in September and October, which may 
possibly extend over into November. This is notably the case in Waco, 
Dallas, and Fort Worth, and the central and northern portion of the state 

will doubtless feel the good effects of one of the largest crops of cotton ever 
raised in Texas. It is beginning to come in already, and by September 15 
better times are looked for. The demand for bicycles has been on a steady 
increase for the past two or three years, and as soon as times get easier, which 
the marketing of the cotton crop will be sure to bring about, the Texas cycle 
dealers expect a continuance of what has already been a pretty fair season. 
Every one spoken to on the subject of 

The Chicago Cycle Show 

was of the opinion that if there are any good effects resulting from a show 
in the east, one in the west is an absolute necessity. Only one representa- 
tive of the Texas cycle trade, Mr. W. A. Parker, of Waco, has ever been able 
to visit the eastern shows, but in Chicago there will be at least twenty differ- 
ent dealers from Texas represented. Several people who were going to 
Denver to the national meet put off their trips on account of the Chicago 
show and will go there instead, as they did not feel able to make both trips. 
John Treiller, of Dallas, one of the most prominent wheelmen in the 
state, who was until lately editor of the Cyclist, a paper devoted to the 
interests of the Texas trade, said, "I had intended to go to Denver to 
the national meet, and had made my preparations to take the trip, but 
when the Chicago show assumed such promising conditions, I decided to go 
to Chicago and I gave up my Denver trip." The Covey Bros. Cycle Co., of 
Dallas, one of the largest bicycle firms in the south, were very glad to see 
the interest shown in the Chicago show, as they expect to have a represen- 
tative there. At Waco both Mr. Parker, of the Parker Cycle Co., and 
A. O. Woodworth, who are the largest dealers in the city, expressed their 
satisfaction at the certainty of a good show in Chicago, and both will be 
there. Mr. Fisher, another Waco dealer, also stated that if possible he 
would be on hand, and he was of the opinion that a cycle show in Chicago 
would be of greater importance to the dealers in 
the south and west and be better attended than 
the promoters expected. 

At Fort Worth, Mr. Wilson, of Wilson & Day, 
was in Denver, but Mr. Day spoke enthusiastically 
of the Chicago show, and stated that he would 
doubtless attend. There will be at least three 
dealers from Fort Worth represented. 

The Chicago show comes in for as much dis- 
cussion as the Denver meet, and there will be the 
largest delegation of southern dealers ever seen 
in Chicago, and all at one time without such a 
counter-attraction as the World's Fair to attract 
their attention, as was the case last year. All will 
go with the one idea in view — to see the latest and 
best in bicycles, and the manufacturers will be 
thrown into direct communication with a large num- 
ber of new dealers whom it would be hard to reach 
otherwise. If a low rate of fare is secured the 
crowd will be a good one from the south, and 
Texas will contribute at least twenty or thirty 
dealers and those interested in the cycle trade. 
The cycle trade in Dallas is assuming quite 
interesting proportions. As stated in the last 
Dallas notes, there were too many firms interested 
in the cycle trade. There are less now and they 
will doubtless grow "lesser" by January 1. The Covey Bros. Cycle Co. 
have bought out Treiller & McKee. This firm handled the Stearns, Ster- 
ling, and Western Wheel Works lines, but did very little business, and 
after about seven months of unprofitable effort, they sold out. This gives 
Covey Bros. Cycle Co. a better showing at the business, as they get one of 
the best equipped repair shops in the south. They have moved into larger 
quarters. Covey brothers have had a big run on Ramblers the past season 
and report that their trade on this wheel continues. They are making 
preparations for a big fall trade. 

Chas. Ott, who handles the Victor, Eagle and Ben-Hur wheels, has had 
a fair trade, but nothing to compare with the trade he had in '93 under the 
management of Mr. Treiller. The new firm of Treiller lS; Entrekin, of 
which John Treiller, the former editor of the Texas Cyclist, is the senior 
partner, have been handling Andrae, Cleveland, and Crawford wheels, 
having good success with Andraes. The firm has only been in existence a 
short time, but have already become a factor in the Dallas trade. 

Fred Lake, who was the proprietor of the Dallas Wheel Co., has also 
closed out the bicycle feature of his business, and it is understood that 
Trieller & Entrekin will handle the wheels for which the Dallas Wheel Co. 
had the agency. 

The Texas Implement Co., agents for the Ariel and Lu-mi-num wheels 
have done very little, hardly worth mentioning, and it is doubtful whether 
they will continue handling wheels in '95. 

The Dallas riding school, of which Messrs. Slicer & Reynolds were 
proprietors, has dissolved, I understand. It now transpires that Reynolds 
was to furnish the money and Slicer the experience. Anyhow Reynolds 
put up a little money. When I sent in the last Dallas notes, Mr. Slicer was 
in Chicago, Peoria, or somewhere up in that country, laying in a supply of 
wheels. If some of the parties who entertained this gentleman could hear 
his description of how they "chased him" to sell him wheels, perhaps they 
would not feel complimented. Anyhow Mr. Slicer came back to Dallas 

and soon about eight or ten wheels appeared, among which were some 
Derbys and Thistles. These wheels readily brought from $65 to $85 on the 
Dallas market, and for cash. A National, it is said, brough S80. He 
now has the Tribune for his leader. In the meantime the firm of Sheer 
. & Reynolds has dissolved, and now Mr. Reynolds has a job lot of expe- 
rience in the bicycle trade that he might part with it cheap, although it 
came high to him and Slicer is still flourishing. 

Fort "Worth. 

W. B. Tackaberry, the racing man who has the Stearns agency in Fort 
Worth is gradually bringing the Yellow Fellow into popularity and when 
Tuttle makes his Texas trip he will doubtless find that the money spent in 
Texas by the Stearns company has had a good effect. 

At Denison, Luther of the oldest and best known cyclists in 
Texas, has the only store where wheels are sold. Mr. Andrus was from the 
beginning one of the strongest Victor advocates in Texas, but this season 
he has been handling Columbias as well, and now he has the big three, 
having lately added the Rambler to his line. Andrus is a jolly good fellow 
and his wife was one of the first lady riders in the south. 


There are three dealers in Waco who handle bicycles exclusively, viz.: 
Parker, Woodworth, and Fisher. The Parker Cycle Co. are agents for the 
Union and Sterling, also Western Wheel Works wheels. Mr. Parker has 
been for years the leading racing man in the state, occupying the enviable 
position of a Zimmerman, but the last year or so Mr. Parker has devoted 
the major portion of his time to his store in Waco and has not had the 
opportunity to train. Without the management of a store to worry him and 
with the proper training facilities, he would easily attain the same position 
as of yore, and this is just what he is contemplating doing. The local cycle 
trade is quite nicely divided between the Parker Cycle Co. and A. O. Wood- 
worth, the latter handling Ramblers exclusively. Woodworth has doubtless 
had the largest sale on Ramblers of any agency in the south, west of the Mis- 
sissippi River. Mr. Fisher handles the Victor and those wheels for 
which the F. H. Collins Co., of Fort Worth, are agents, and seems 
to be well satisfied with his '94 business, Fisher also does some renting 
business, but possibly the largest renting business in Texas is done 
by Woodworth. His rent account for the month of July footed up 
something over three hundred dollars, quite a profitable feature of his busi- 
ness, and one which I am sorry to find is not always looked after as it should 
be bv the southern dealers. There are twelve months in the year when a 
renting business can be conducted in the south and this profitable feature 
of a cycle business is frequently entirely neglected. 

The gentleman who looks after the western business of the Stearns 
company, and who has been frequently referred to as a "flash light," doubt- 
less on account of his beautiful auburn locks, is, I understand, to be sent 
on a southern circuit, and will constitute for the time being a "searchlight." 
F. Howard Tuttle, who parts his name and hair in the same place— in the 
middle— ere this appears in print, will be in Texas in search of business for 
the Yellow Fellow. If we remember correctly it won't be his first visit. 
Did he once figure in the early Texashistory as a cowboy or are we dreaming? 
At any rate he is a jolly good fellow, and we gladly welcome him and hope 
the trade will be partial to his silvery tongued praises of "the way to do it." 
Billy Perrett and "Tut" once did the square thing in Chicago entertaining 
"El Sud" and we southerners don't forget those royal good times, and either 
of those gentleman can borrow our sombrero, broncho, eat our tomales or 
we will take them to see our girl. "El Sud." 


Washin ;ton, D. C— The Central Cycle Co., Buckingham & McCormick, proprietors, 
have opened new store at 413 Twelfth street, and are agents (or the Tribune and Cleve'and 

Port Huron, MiCH.-Yokum & Bachus, bicycles and electrical goods, reported 
chattel mortgage for $813. 

Washington, D. C— The Washington Flyer Cycle Co. has succeeded the original 
Washington Cycle Co.. as there is another concern recently opened up in this city under 
the same name. The firm consists of Eli Darlow and Harry E. Baden. Their place of 
business is at 427 and 429 Eleventh street. N. \V. They manufacture the Washington 
Flyer, a high-priced wheel, and are about to put on the market a new wheel. They also 
invite correspondence with bicycle manufacturers, looking to their representing them in 

Columbus, Miss.— J. C. Broyles has opened new hardware store, and is carrying a 
line of sporting goods, bicycles, bicycle supplies, etc., and is conducting a repair shop, 
where shells are loaded, and where bicycles are repaired. 

I.KWism IRG, Kas.—H. A. Williams, hardware, sporting goods, etc.. has removed to 
Sylvan Springs, Ark., where he invites correspondence with bicycle manufacturers, looking 
to accepting the agency for a good bicycle. 

New York. N. V.— Coe Mfg. Co. recently put on the market a combined wrench and 
screw-driver for bicycle riders, made from one-half inch steel, nickel plate, adapted to either 
square or hexagonal nuts, in the sizes from one-fourth to three-fourth inches. 

Boston, Mass.— It is announced that all the rubber manufactories, controlled by the 
rubber trust, will shut down on September 1 for two weeks or a month. 

I 01 EDO, Ohio.— Snell Cycle Fittings Co. will resume operations in a few days, with 
almost twice as many men on their force as they had before they shut down. Several 
large brick buildings have recently been added to the already large plant at a cost of 
$4,000. New machinery and boilers are being put in. The present force ol men is 325, and 
600 men are to be employed when the works resume. 

BROOKLYN, N. Y. — Bensinger, McDonald & Bowdish, retail bicycles at 1311 Bedford 

avenue, gone out ol business. This firm did a large repair business under the direction 

ol C. W. I. add. who has rented the store adjoining the old stand, where he will make a 

pei ialt} Ol all kinds of bicycle repairing, an. I will probably take the agency of some good 


\i u Haven, Conn, Charles H. Hilton, bicycles, reported to have made an assign 

Poughkeepsie, N. Y.— Herman Yonderlin, it is announced, is to establish a bicycle 

Toledo, Ohio. — The Snell Cycle Fittings Co., filed articles increasing capital stock 
from $100,000 to $150,000. 

Allegheny, Pa. — The Union Chain Works, incorporated by Paul H. Hacke, Pittsburg 
W. S. Prugh, W. C. Reiter. Capital stock $25,o00. 

Huntsville, Tenn.— John Cordell & Co., hardware and bicycles, succeeded by E. S. 

Wheeling, W. Va. — Greer & Long, hardware, bicycles, etc., William Cruikskars, 
member of the firm deceased. 

Brunswick, Ga,— Stubbs Greer Hardware Co., hardware, bicycles, fire-arms, etc. 
sold out stock in trade to L. D. Hoyt & Co. 


Louisville, Ky., August 20. — For a second time within sixty days, 
G. M. Allison & Co., agents for the Columbia in this city, were the victims 
of a fire. Just as the city hall clock was striking 12 Saturday night, a night 
watchman discovered a fire in the store and turned in an alarm. When 
the store was broken open, the hardwood ceiling between the first and 
second floors was in a blaze. The flames were put out in a very few min- 
utes, but a hole six feet by ten was burned through it and the floor above. 
The loss on the building can be repaired for about one hundred dollars, 
while $250 will cover the loss to the Allisons. The fire was in the rear por- 
tion of the store over the repair shop, which was well soaked with water, but 
no other damage was done on that floor; the second floor suffered the most 
and will require new plastering and an entirely new floor. Everything was 
cleaned up immediately and the store was opened for business on Monday 
morning as usual. The origin of the fire is unknown as the store was closed 
at 9 o'clock. It can only be attributed to spontaneous combustion or from 
the electric light wires. 

Louisville is going through the same experience that every other city 
goes through when every one thinks that there is more money in the bicycle 
business than in any other business — that of price cutting. Only one dealer 
will acknowledge that he cuts prices, but justifies himself by saying that if 
he does not cut that he will not get any business. He quotes many parties 
who bought other wheels even after he had offered as much as 15 per 
cent discount on a S125 wheel and they told him that they had gotten better 
prices on the wheels they were riding. In two instances, they offered their 
wheels at $100 and were told that one other house did better. 

A visit to the other houses mentioned by the truthful dealer, and stat- 
ing what was told, met with the answer that they were upholding prices 
themselves, but that Jones, Brown, and somebody else were cutting prices. 
And so it goes. 

A furniture house is also to blame for the demoralization soon to come. 
They are handling a medium-grade wheel at a high-grade price and selling 
them at $5 cash and S2 per month. The result is that they are selling 
almost exclusively to colored people, whose antics are causing a great deal 
of opposition to the sport. They will take any kind of a second-hand wheel 
in exchange, allowing far more than it is worth, just to beat some legitimate 
dealer out of a trade. The second hand wheel is sold at $2 cash and 50 
cents per week. 

Bachman, Smith & Co., 543 Third street, are the latest comers in the 
field. They will pay a great deal of attention to repairing but will also 
handle new wheels and are open to correspondence with manufacturers not 
represented in Louisville. They have a good location and the members of 
the firm are old and experienced wheelmen and should do a good business. 

The Louisville Cycle Livery Co.. 619 Fifth street, is composed of old 
wheelmen and experienced repair men. Their business will be devoted to 
renting and repairing exclusively. 

One of the largest firms in the city, Jefferis Bros., will experience a 
change in the partnership shortly. Thomas E. Jefferis has announced his 
determination of retiring from the firm and returning to his old home in 
Delaware. "Tom" is one of the best known cycle dealers in the city and 
will be missed very much by his many friends, the number of whom could 
not be counted. It is not yet determined whether his brother, Howard \Y., 
will continue the business alone or will take in a new partner. 

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Regis Scorcher (highest grade, thoroughly reliable) 150. 60 

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CHICAGO, AUGUST 31, 1894. 


It Looks as if There Was a Plot to Throw Him in the Five-mile 
Race at Heme Hill. 

London, August 11. — As the London Referee has said, "After a 
tremendous nourish of trumpets the professional bicycle meeting took 
place this afternoon at Heme Hill in the presence of about eight thousand 
people." And Zimmerman, the mighty, went down in a smash in the five- 
mile race — his first fall this season. "The same old leg" and the "same old 
elbow," which have met accidents several times before, were scraped and 
cut and Jersey's blood flowed upon the "balmoral" grid-ironed surface of 
the famous cycle track. It was where Zim fell two years ago, when 
Verheyen, of Frankfurt-am-Main, went down with him. Today Verheyen 
was in the race and again the American and German flyers went into a 
heap together. Zimmerman's injuries are not thought to be serious, but 
Verheyen' is confined to his bed, 
with little chance of riding again 
this year. Before meeting with the 
accident Zimmerman won the 
quarter-mile competition, going 
the distance from a standing 
start in :30 4ii , which is Eng- 
lish record. The English papers 
call it world's record, but of course 
Zimmerman and Tyler have done 
better than that in America. 
Zimmerman was very kindly com- 
plimented by many of the officials 
and spectators who have become 
accustomed to expect a 
Competition Record of Some 

every time he rides. It is signifi- 
cant that Zimmerman, with one 
exception, never rode at a race 
meet in France, either as a pro- 
fessional or as an amateur, without 
breaking a record, and this year 
with two appearances he has 
broken two records in England. 

The quarter-mile competition 
came first of the two professional 
events on the programme, aside 
from the tandem race. Zimmer- 
man was first to go and with a good start down the banking, he made 
progress from the beginning. When the time of :30 4ii was announced there 
was considerable commotion and the "champion of all the champions" was 
loudly cheered. There was any amount of speculation as to who would come 
near Zim's figures. Harris was not expected to do so, nor James, nor Wheeler, 
nor Edwards. Schofield might and Banker was expected to come within a 
fraction or two. For that reason, perhaps, Banker was put at the last of the 
list, while Zimmerman was placed first. Schofield proved the best second- 
rater to Zimmerman, and he bobbed his brown head of hair around to the 
tune of :31 4 /5, while Banker came third with :32'^. The results are as 







A. A. Zimmerman ... 








:30 4 s 
:32 >/s 
:322 S 
:32 V' 
:32*/ 6 
■32 : s 




Austria... . 






F. C. Schofield 

A. W. Harris 

:32 4 s 

G. A. Banker 



A. C. Edwards 

Tom James 

H. C. Wheeler.... 


Hewson .. 



:832/ 5 

:33 4 /s 

The Five-Mile International 

brought out the talent from six nations, with probably the best representa- 
tives from the respective countries. Max, the Austrian, however, did not 
start. The field was composed of Zimmerman, Wheeler, and Banker from 
America, Edwards, Harris, Relph, and Herbert, of England, James, of Wales, 

Louvet, and Hewson, of France and Verheyen, of Germany. After the 
usual photograph was taken Starter Britten's pistol cracked and the race 
was on. Harris led the first mile and made it 2:25. It was considered 
rather queer work for a man who might be expected to have a chance of 
winning. Herbert, Wheeler, and Zimmerman followed in order. Edwards 
came up and made pace for a lap and then Verheyen did his share. Twice 
afterward Harris came to the front and "cut it," evidently looking for some 
one to help him in the trick, either of getting away or worrying Zimmerman 
by irregular sprints. Wheeler was close by Zimmerman fighting for posi- 
tion and Banker rode in the rear all the way. At the bell lap Harris was 
again leading, with Wheeler and Zimmerman following close. Going down 
the backstretch, just at the time when everybody was getting ready for the 
final sprint, James came forward on the outside and cut obliquely acros s 
the track in front of Zimmerman. Edwards had crowded closer on the 
inside than he had license to do and Zimmerman was completely penned 

in. His front wheel collided with 
James' rear wheel and 

A Fall Was Inevitable. 

Verheyen was traveling im- 
mediately in the wake of Zimmer- 
man, and he could not avoid the 
crash. He went directly over 
Zimmerman, and brought up in a 
jumble, with his head through a 
wire fence. Verheyen was too 
badly hurt to speak or try to rise, 
and he was carried away unc )n- 
scious. At present it seems that 
Verheyen was hurt worse than 

More people looked upon the 
scene of the accident than viewed 
the finish, and many had to ask, 
"Who won the race?" Edwards 
proved the lucky man, and he 
said afterward that, not knowing 
Zimmerman had fallen, he was 
never more surprised in his life 
that nobody overhauled him and 
smiled at him going across the 

Wheeler became rattled at 
Zim's fall and lost ground. He 
came within about a foot of 
beating Edwards. Louvet was third, defeating Banker fourth. The 
others "also ran." Indignation at James' foul riding ran high, and the 
race committee immediately began a discussion as to the advisability 
of revoking his license. The whole proceedings connected with the 
race were clothed in mystery, and nobody claims to know how the men, 
were riding with respect to the various chances. Some thought that Harris, 
James, Edwards, and Banker were 

In Collusion to Beat Zim, 

not charging, however, that they meant to throw him on the track, and 
others were of the opinion that Harris and James were the ones responsible 
for the show of deviltry that pervaded the situation. The proceedings from 
first to last were such as to convince the spectators that there was some 
queer work going on, and the only redeeming feature lay in the very evi- 
dent fact that the race was "for blood." For some time there has been a 
brewing of discontent among the riders who think Zimmerman is getting 
the lion's share of the money, and it was hinted in Birmingham that there 
was going to be a revolt or strike at Heme Hill. Harris was rebellious 
because he was refused "star" money by the same association in Paris (the 
races at Heme Hill were run by the Buffalo Cycling Club of Paris) and the 
others were feeling the same way. 

James is held now as the culprit, without charging him with having 
purposely brought Zimmerman down. It is sufficient even to say that he 
was very careless, and to apply the term of carelessness to James' style of 

riding is putting it mildly. He has acquired the name of being a reckless 
rider, with not an over-abundance of care for the necks of his competitors. 
Banker and James were formerly great friends, but since being disqualified 
upon James' protest at Birmingham, and after failing to secure his coveted 
second place to Zim's first, Banker is anxious that James be ousted. 

Harris, Edwards, James, and Banker do not waste love on one another, 
hence could hardly be credited collectively with having 

Conspired Against Zimmerman. 

Edwards stands well in Zimmerman's estimation, and is considered above 
"little" business. Harris is enigmatical, and certainly no great confidence 
is reposed in him by the American contingent. Zimmerman declines to 
think for one moment that Harris, or even James, would make a deliberate 
attempt to throw him on the track, but he gives notice now that "he'll fight a 
duel" with the next maawho, either carelessly, recklessly, or purposely 
brings him down in a race. "He will have to lick me after the race is over," 
says Zim. 

The daily papers announce Zim's English record performance of :80 ' 7 ' 
as world's record, and it was spoken of at the track as world's record. At 
present writing it is very difficult to settle the much-discussed question of 
who is entitled to second place while Zimmerman is capturing all the firsts. 
Wheeler held that position indisputably in France, but since coming to 
England he has slowed down a bit. 

His Foolish 6 Hours' Pacing 

on a tandem in the Cuca Cocoa cup race has cost him an amount of speed 
which he may not regain for several weeks. Harris or Edwards is perhaps 
riding as fast as Wheeler now, although there seems little doubt but that 
Wheeler can defeat either when he is fit. Banker has, during the last three 
race meets, ridden the best he ever did, although he failed of his own, and 
the spectators' expectations in not running Edwards and Wheeler closer 
than fourth in the five-mile race at Heme Hill. Warfare is being con- 
tinually waged for second place, it being conceded that Zimmerman will 
get first, and Fidus Achates Wheeler must look sharp or he will lose the 
honor of being the closest competitor of his bosom friend. There is a 
decided difference between the respective styles of giving race meets in 
England and in France. There is less of the "delicate touch" — of the exact- 
ness and of the polish in England than is attached to race meets in France. 
Equipments are far more crude and primitive than those found at either 
the Paris or the Bordeaux tracks, and of course the French cement tracks 
are admittedly faster than those of various materials and compositions that 
are to be found in England. 

A Sample of the Existing Difference 

may perhaps be appreciated in the fact that for the last lap at Heme Hill a 
man rings a big hand bell, which may be close at hand or hard to find, 
while in Paris the membre (injury presses a button and sounds an electric 
bell. At Heme Hill the riders are advised how far they have gone or how 
far they have to go by being shouted at by the judge or umpire, while in 
Paris a boy who is intrusted with no other duty attends to a target, or signal 
post, on which the number of laps yet to go are displayed in large figures. 
Of course Heme Hill beats most American tracks, but it is considerably 
behind French tracks. In England they have plenty of sport at the race 
meets, but in France, besides the sport, they have society and enjoyment. 
Fashion comes to the races in Paris, but only those patriotically interested 
in sport attend the races in England. It is something of a question where 
the more credit is due— whether to the rough and ready sportsmen at Bir- 
mingham who could 

"Blow a Shillin' " 

for the privilege of standing all afternoon in the rain, or to the French peo- 
ple who visit Buffalo track, many of whom perhaps come as much to have a 
pleasant promenade and enjoy an afternoon's conversation as to watch the 
finish of the races. Certain it is that Birmingham is entitled to the name of 
having the fortitude, if Paris has the good clothes, for in Birmingham it 
rained all the time and in Paris the showers only fall between races. In 
Birmingham Puggsy, the puddler, tosses his apron in a corner of the 
furnace-room and goes thus to the race track, but in Paris the lovely 
Guidenette passes the entire forenoon primping in her boudoir and drives 
to the course in a rubber-tired victoria with "two men up." 

John Backus, Esq., has lost his job. As ebony factotum, coachman, 
footman, and axle-greaser to Monsieur Watson, of the Dunlop company, he 
was of comet-like duration. John was too much. Monsieur Watson 
couldn't handle such an order at one time. The dark secret of Schwalbach 
fame proved too expensive a luxury, even for Monsieur Watson, who is a 
thoroughbred and an aristocrat, if there ever was one. The trouble came 
from this, and it was sudden: "Backus drove down-town with the 83,000 
pneumatic phaeton and got mixed up in society in the boulevard. He ran 
over a cyclist and smashed the bicycle into a ma s of tin knots. A police- 
man came and whistled for ten more. Backus whipped up and tried to get 
away, but charged into a private carriage. The carriage was jammed up, 
the Watson horse fell down, shafts were broken, the street became a howl- 
ing show, and Backus was arrested. When Watson came back (he was in 
Spain at the time of the trouble), he said, "I guess that will do," and now 
John Dark Secret Backus is shorn of his buttons and his boots, and is look 
ing around for other green pastures, 

J. M. Ekwin. 


A cable dispatch from Paris furnished a great surprise to the cycling 
world last Wednesday. It stated that Zimmerman, our great Arthur Augus- 
tus, had ridden a mile in 1:57%. The cable read; 

"Paris, August 28. — Zimmerman today rode the greatest race he had 
ridden since turning professional, if not the greatest of his career. He made 
a mile in 1:57-6, which is by far the best mile ever ridden on European 
soil. A great crowd saw the performance, and there was immense enthusi- 
asm, the American being carried away on the shoulders of the spectators. 
It was Zimmerman's first race since his recent injury in Birmingham." 

Whether this mile was ridden in a race is not clear. Any one at all 
familiar with racing would imagine that the time had been made against 
the watch. If Zim rode the mile in competition, it is something miraculous, 
but we are inclined to think that it was only a record-breaking attempt. 
At any rate it is European record. 


Cleveland, Ohio, August 26. — The tournament given by the New- 
burg Athletic Club on Saturday last was a gratifying success to its pro- 
moters. The attendance was large, the half-mile track was perfect and one 
was kept busy keeping track of new records established. One of the great- 
est surprises was the remarkable time made in the novice race. In the first 
heat H. B. Johnston crossed the tape in unusually fast time, for a novice, of 
2:28. The heat was closely contested by G. Harrington, C. Proudfoot, 
T. Reilly and G. F. Bender, all of whom qualified for the final. The second 
heat was made in 2:33**, F. W. Braggins winning and T. Dugan, E. M. 
Raymond, W. A. Bramley and R. W. Engle qualifying. It was in the final 
that the fastest time was made, Johnston and Braggins alternating in setting 
a hot pace, but on the stretch Engle spurted by the pair and crossed the 
tape in 2:26 2 's, the fastest novice time ever made in Cleveland. 

The Cleveland World cup was won by an outsider, J. P. Shimp, of 
Canton, being now its possessor. Frank J. Tarr clipped a generous slice off 
his world's half mile record for boys under sixteen. The little fellow was 
just fourteen years and three months old Saturday, and paced by Trappe 
and Braggins, he made a standing start half in 1:09' ». Young Tarr has 
done considerable record clipping this year, having lowered the mark first 
from 1:16% to 1:15 and then to 1:13%, in competition. 

The event of the day, however, was the ten-mile open which started 
with a field of fifteen. By the time the fourth mile had been reeled off the 
old marks began to disappear from the register and new records to take 
their places. By this time one half of the original field had dropped out 
and the race had narrowed down to a splendid contest between Patterson, 
Bernhardt, Mayo, Emerich, Williams, and Baker. At the fourth mile Mayo 
was in the lead; at the fifth he still held the place, crossing the tape in 12:14 3 -5, 
reducing the world's record from 12:28 2 s. From there on there was a con- 
stant smashing of records, Mayo alternating with Patterson in the clipping 
process. Patterson took the sixth and seventh; Mayo the eighth and ninth, 
and on the tenth it was a terrific finish between these two and Bernhardt. 
Patterson had the call, however, and crossed the tape in 24:44 2 s, reducing 
the world's record 47 3 s seconds. The time for the different miles after the 
fourth with a comparison with the best previous records is given herewith. 
The first mile was made in 2:22 4 ' 5 . 




12:28 % 
17:433 s 


12:14 3 /s 


7 miles 


Smiles . .. . .. . 


9 miles -__ 

10 miles _ .. ._ _ ._ .. 

22:20 U 

In the second heat of the one-mile handicap, Williams, of Erie, rode 
from scratch in 2:16, but failed to qualify. During the afternoon C. C. Van 
Tine tried for the half-mile state record, flying start, with pacemakers, but 
succeeded in making only 1:01 against a record of :59%. 


One-mile novice.— K. W. Engle, Oberlin, first; W. Braggins. second; F. C. Reilly- 
third. Time. 2:262.6. 

Quarter-mile open. — C. C. Van Tine, Findlay. first; F. L. Trappe, second; O. P. Bern- 
hardt, Toledo. Time, :31 2/6. 

One-mile handicap, final heat. — C. W. Calhoun, 120 yards, first; T. C. Booth, 130 yards, 
second; A. Auble, Jr., 130 yards, third; G. F. White, 140 yards, fourth. Time, 2:12* s. 

Half-mile open.— O. P. Bernhardt, Toledo, first; C.C. Van Tine, Findlay, second; 
Percy Patterson, Detroit, third. Time, 1:10' s . 

One-mile, 2:35 class.— P. W. Klinger, Greenville, first; L. C. Dorn. C. W. C, second; 
A. L. Baker, Columbus, third. Time, 2:40%. 

Five-mile handicap.— W. C. Emerich, Collinwood, 340 yards, first; L. C. Dorn, 
C. W. C, 340 yards, second; Jno. P. Shimp. Canton, 480 yards, third. Time, 12:11? s. 

One-mile handicap, World cup.— J. P. Shimp, Canton, 100 yards, first; P. T. Gilbert. 
120 yards, second; F. W. Braggins, 110 yards, third. Time, 2:15. 

Ten-mile open.— Percy Patterson, Detroit, first; O. P. Bernhardt, Toledo, second; Otto 
Mayo, Erie, third; A. L. Baker, Columbus, fourth; C. F. Williams, Erie, fifth. Time. 
24:44 2 /6. The pacemaking in this race was done by Frank L. Trappe, L. C. Dorn, Tom C. 
Booth. C. W. Calhoun, Gus Von den Stinen and P. T. Gilbert, of Cleveland, and Chas. E. 
Tudor, of Cincinnati, alternating each half mile. 

Arrangements for an ovation for the members of the Lakeside club's 
racing team are being perfected by appreciative members. Art Brown and 
Lutie Johnson will be home the present week, and Bob Goetz and Ernie 
Johnson are already here. The plan as outlined is a tallyho ride of club 
members through the parks, and a grand reception at the clubhouse. 
Cabanne will be on hand also, and possibly Titus. 


The Missouri Town Sees the Cracks — Some Really Fine Racing- 
State Records Broken. 

St. Louis, August 25. — The entire St. Louis tournament was a huge 
surprise party. Rain yesterday prevented the races of the Pastime Ath- 
letic Club meet and the Associated Cycling Club's sponsors of today's meet, 
looked for nothing better. It rained all this morning and rained hard. 
The races had been advertised, rain or shine, and when the weather cleared 
a little at noon, the crowds started for the track. At 3 o'clock, when the 
races were called, the attendance was not one less than five thousand. 
Eight excellent races were put up and two state records and one track 
record were broken. The prizes were at the track and each prize winner 
carried his back to his tent after the finish of the race. The rain had not 
affected the third-mile track, which was in excellent shape. Just what the 
material is was not ascertained, but with a little added banking at the first 
turn, the P. A. C. will have one of the finest and fastest tracks in the 

L. W. Conkling started today's races in his usual good style. 
The Records Broken 
were the two-mile competitive state record by E. E. Anderson from scratch 
in the A handicap, Anderson winning in 4:53'*. The former figure was 
5:00, by L. D. Cabanne. The latter rider lowered the state half-mile record 
from 1:02% to the minute flat. Cabanne was enthusiastically received by 
the St. Louis public whenever he appeared on the track and when in his 
record trial, he came within a hair of going over the bank on the second 
turn, there was a cry of horror. Charley Murphy and A. I. Brown, on a 
tandem, paced "Cabbie." The tandem took the turn very wide and the 
record breaker being on the outside was forced up the bank and at the 
outer edge, ran up on the narrow board rail, swayed backward and forward 
and dropped back into his place all right. In the mile open Johnson rode 
in 2:17, winning the contest 8 seconds under the time limit and breaking 
the track record. This race was 

Another Clever Win 
for Johnson, who has adopted new tactics and now stays well to the rear and 
with a long third-mile sprint, passes the field as if it was standing still and 
with the lead gained, wins the race. 

Dr. A. I. Brown was awarded the special prize, an Eagle bicycle, for 
the most meritorious performance in Class B events. The judges and 
Chief Consul Holm awarded Brown the prize for his fine ride in the five- 
mile handicap in which he was second from 225 yards. With a fair amount 
of headwork, Brown should have won this contest. He made the long run 
to catch the field, and then settled down in the rear of the bunch and 
remained there too long, one of the long-mark men having "something 
up his sleeve," and Brown being too far back to intercept that something. 

Kennedy pluckily rode a race out today and took second to Mac- 
Donald. One of the rear axle nuts of Kennedy's machine had been removed 
and shortly after he started his 

Rear Wheel Began to Wobble. 
MacDonald, who was riding with Kennedy, at once went to the front, and 
pluckily pulled the cripple into second place. 

First prizes in all B events were bicycles, and second prizes $60 dia- 
mond rings. All the prizes were good and up to value. 

The trouble between the Pastime Athletic Club and the Associated 
Cycling Clubs was amicably settled when the former refused the 
latter the use of the track unless the Associated Cycling Clubs removed all 
objections to the Pastimes securing a sanction for August 24, the day pre- 
vious to the A. C. C. meet. The latter wanted to give but the one day's 
meet, and it applied for a sanction for the day previous, making it a 
two days' meet. The Pastimes owned the track, and the Associated clubs 
objected to their sanction. The natural result followed and the matter was 
adjusted. This was too late. Rain yesterday (happily for both parties con- 
cerned) prevented the Pastime meeting, and the races were postponed 
until next Saturday, when it is needless to hope for the attendance of the 
cracks who will then be in the effete east. 

The Races. 

Five of the eleven starters fell in one bunch in the novice race today 
and one more fell after that. J. Goode Cabanne, brother of the member of 
the Cleveland team, showed some of the same blood. When Hellmich 
came up and almost nipped him, young Cabanne sprinted again and won 
by a half length. 

But seven riders started in the two-mile handicap. Of these Mac- 
Donald, at 35 yards, had the entire field to catch. Kennedy had 55, Grath 
(95), and W. F. Murphy (100), changed off pace and soon had the leaders, 
J. W. Coburn (190), C. L. Filers (200), and R. J. Leacock (225). Mac- 
Donald and Kennedy changed pace and at a half mile from home were in 
the bunch. MacDonald at once pressed to the front and Kennedy was 
buried in the bunch. MacDonald led the sprint, the field scattered 
sufficiently and Kennedy was successful in gaining Mac's rear wheel, to 
which he clung until the tape was crossed, "Mother" Murphy running a 
close third just ahead of Grath. This was the race in which Kennedy rode 
with the nut off his rear wheel. Charley Murphy took the pace from Bald 
at the start of the third-mile open. Murphy started at a winning clip. 
Doctor Brown hung back and on the backstretch went up past the field, 
leading by several lengths as the men rounded into the stretch. Bald 
passed Murphy and went after Brown. Sanger was too far back and too 

slow to get under motion to do much when Brown flew by and Brown, 
Bald and Charley Murphy beat him in :43 4 s. 

Brown is a gamy rider. When once he enters the stretch in the lead 
a whirlwind only can catch him. Brown and Johnson 
Captured the Scratch Events 
today by the same tactics, and hereafter the men will have to possess eyes 
behind and before, the danger of late lurking in the rear. 

Two heats were necessary to sift down the twenty-four starters in the 
two-mile handicap, Class A. Louis Coburn, 100 yards, won the first, and 
William Coburn, 45 yards, the second. But both (like Lot's wife) made the 
fatal error of looking back, and were disqualified. In the first heat of this 
race P. W. Klinger, of Toledo, the scratch man, failed to qualify, and in 
the second, Anderson, of Roodhouse, the scratch man, simply pumped all 
his vitality away in trying to gain the lead on the last lap. Anderson was 
going up on the last lap when he "cracked," and although he died gamely, 
the field passed him. Bert Harding, the virtual scratch man at 30 yards, 
in the final started a long third-mile sprint, and had a long lead the last lap. 
Harding had overestimated his strength, and J. J. Howard, a St. Louis boy, 
nipped him prettily just ten yards from home. 

Anderson did not crack in the two-mile handicap until a hundred yards 
from home. He was in the lead at this point when William Coburn shot 
up and across his front so violently as to run square up on the inside board 
of the track. While Coburn wavered on his narrow ledge Anderson went 
ahead and won. William, Louis, and Tom, the three Coburn brothers, were 
second, third, and fourth. Anderson's time, 4:53 1 /s i is a new state record. 

The race of the day was the mile open, and John S. Johnson won that 
in a clever way. There were S60 diamonds for each of the first two laps. 
At the pistol crack Goehler, Bald, Brown, Sanger, Kennedy, Dodson, John 
S. Johnson, and Murphy fell into single file in the order named. Goehler 
had his eye on that first diamond, but Bald, his team mate, ran up and took 
it with little trouble. Kennedy guarded Sanger's rear throughout, and 
Charley Murphy performed the same office for Johnson. Sanger with his 
consort went after the second diamond, and Bald, then in the lead, tacked on. 
The three easily gained a lead of twenty-five yards, but did not know it, 
else the story might have been differently told. The field was scattered as 
the last lap was started, and Johnson had fallen away back. At the bell he 
got down and dug, and up the backstretch closed in on the leaders, taking 
the lead of twenty yards, with a whirlwind rush. 

Sanger Jumped, but too Late, 
as Johnson passed, and bore away. Sanger tried, and then set up on the 
straight, Brown passing Kennedy and Sanger, and Kennedy passing Sanger 
also. Murphy followed Johnson closely. The time was 2:17, a good mile 
without pacemakers. 

Charley Murphy, 40 yards, and L. D. Cabanne, 145 yards, gave up the 
attempt to catch the middle men in the five-mile handicap, and Dodson 
(175), W. F. Murphy, (160), and Brown (225), made a long hard fight to over- 
take Leacock (450), Coburn (350). and Ellers (400). This they finally did 
in the last mile when all loafed. Brown was too firmly cemented in the 
bunch to break loose when Coburn started for home. Brown came around 
theoutside, and fiercely battling forthe supremacy, just squeezed by Dodson, 
and into second place. 


Two-mile handicap, Class B.— Raymond MacDonald, 35 yards, first; A. D. Kennedy, 
55 yards, second; W. F. Murphy, 100 yards, third; E. A. Grath, St. Louis, 95 yards, fourth. 
Time, 5:00! s. 

One-mile handicap, Class A, final heat.— J. J. Howard, St. Louis, 55 yards, fust; A. "(,. 
Harding. St. Louis, 30 yards, second; H. W. Upmeyer, 60 yards, third; Tom Coburn. St. 
Louis, 95 yards, fourth. Time, 2:25. 

Third-mile open. Class B.— A. I. Brown, first; E. C. Bald, second; C. M. Murphy, 
third; W. C. Sanger, fourth; A. B. Goehler, fifth. Time. :44Vs. 

Two-mile handicap, Class A, final heat. — E. E. Anderson, scratch, first; Win. Coburn, 
90 yards, second; Louis Coburn, 200 yards, third; Tom Coburn, 190 yards, fourth. Time, 

One-mile open, Class B. — J. S. Johnson, first; C. M. Murphy, second; A. I. Brown, 
third; A. D. Kennedy, fourth; W. C. Sanger, fifth. Time, 2:17. 

Five-mile handicap, Class B.— J. W. Coburn, 350 yards, first; H. L. Dodson, 175 yards, 
second; A. I. Brown, 225 yards, third; W. F. Murphy, 160 yards, fourth. Time, 12:39%. 

TYLER, UNPA CED M ILE, 2:07 2-5. 

Springfied, Mass., August 27.— Harry Tyler made another world's 
record on the Hampden Park track this afternoon by reducing the 
unpaced mile. His time was as follows: Quarter, :28 s '» ; half :59 2 s; three- 
quarters, 1:32% ; mile, 2:07 2 s. The former record tor the mile was 2:10'5, 
made by Maddox at Denver. The three.-quartermark is also anew record. 
Tyler intended to ride the first half so as to make it in about 1:02, but he 
went too fast, and made the distance in :59 2 '5. The second half was run 
much slower. 

Fred Allen, a local rider, made the three Class A records unpaced from 
a flying start. The time was as follows: Quarter, :28!s ; third, :39'* ; half, 

Bliss rode a trial mile paced by Lumsden and Githens, Brandt and 
Silvie, and Arnold and Warren, on tandems. His time was 1:56. 

Tyler and Lumsden on singles paced Arnold and Warren on a tandem, 
they doing an eighth of a mile in :12Vfc. 

Frederick E. Rudenauer is the name of a Cleveland cycler who has 
entered suit against H. Rosenstein, the owner of a vicious dog, for damages 
to the amount of $5,000. The dog snapped at the rider's leg, it is said, com- 
pelling him to run into a ditch. His body came into contact with a tree, 
shocking his entire system, and bruising his wrist and shoulder. 



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The "international" meet at Antwerp is over and the "championships 
of the world" have been decided. August Lehr is the one-mile "champion," 
Jaap Eden is the ten-kilometer "champion," while Meintjes' title of long- 
distance champion has been usurped by Henie. Germany, Denmark and 
Norway divided the honors and poor old England was left clear out in the 
cold. She sent a team, but thanks to the beautiful licensing scheme that 
Doctor Turner and the big bugs in the N. C. U. are so proud of, she didn't 
get a smell. It seems like a case of retributive justice, for did not England 
spoil the international meet at Chicago last year? After being one of the 
hardest workers to promote an international alliance, she cooly refused to 
send a team to this country to compete for the world's champion- 
ships. Following the example set by such a powerful country, the other 
foreign cycling organizations failed to send any of their men over, and the 
meet was a fizzle as far as the international feature of it was concerned. 
America will now lean back in her chair and laugh at the discomfiture of 
her sister, for it is a case of "he who laughs best laughs last." 

America did not send over a team. Owing to the differences in the ama- 
teur definition in the different countries, it is doubtful if any of our men 
would have been allowed to start even if they had crossed the ocean to 
battle with the foreigners. After reading an account of the races and see- 
ing what inferior men competed we can not help but laugh to think how 
different the tale would have been if Sanger, Bliss, Johnson, Titus, Bald, 
Ziegler, MacDonald, or C. M. Murphy had been pitted against the for- 
eigners. It would have been a case of America first and the rest nowhere. 


Zimmerman has risen another notch in our estimation, if such a thing 
were possible, and numerous critics will now have to forever hold their 
peace. The old, old story that "Jersey" is a race winner and not a fit man 
to send against the watch has been refuted in a very convincing manner. 
The cable says, that Arthur Augustus rode a mile in l:57Vs in Paris last 
Tuesday and if that doesn't prove that Zim is every bit as good as Tyler, 
Bliss, or Johnson against the watch, we miss our guess. 

The dispatch says that the deed was done in a race, but as the names 
of the competitors are not given, we are forced to believe that it was 
simply a time trial. If it was done in competition it is the most wonderful 
performance of the age. At any rate, when we stop to consider that the 
ride was made on a four-lap track, we gasp for breath and wonder what 
kind of a man the Jerseyman is. Echo seems to say that he is a bird! 

We will wait impatiently for advices by mail of this wonderful per- 
formance. While we hope that the mile was done in competition, yet 
common sense seems to say that it was otherwise. 


While the real championships were held in Denver, yet everyone looks 
forward to the Springfield meet to decide the real championships. There 
is where the cracks rode as they never rode before, and when that meet is 
over, and not until then, we will be able to name the champion of America. 
The men themselves look upon this as the real test, and make their arrange- 

ments accordingly. They spend weeks in getting fit for the struggle, and at 
the present time we hear of nothing but. "wait until Springfield." 

The fight this year promises to be more interesting than in previous 
years. With Zimmerman out of the way, the others will have a clear field, 
and be able to fight for first place instead of second as in days of yore. 
Tyler, the quiet, has been in Springfield for some time preparing for the 
fray, and from the way he is smashing records, right and left, he will be an 
important factor in the fight. Bliss went to Hampden Park direct from 
Chicago, and late reports show the little flyer is in the best of form. Titus 
went there last week, while Johnny Johnson is on the road there now. It 
looks as though Sanger would not cut much of a figure this year. He has 
been out of condition ever since the Toledo meet, and every one is beating 
him. Unless he improves very rapidly we fear that he will have to give up 
all idea of filling "Zimmy's" shoes. 

But "wait until Springfield." 


Springfield, Mass., August 28. — Bliss, Taylor, and Tyler got after 
the Waltham records on Hampden Park last week, and they are obliterated. 
Not one tried for remains to challenge the attention of the fast ones. 

The war began Wednesday when J. P. Bliss undertook to break the 
half-mile flying start and standing records. H. A. Githens and A. E. Lums- 
den paced him, on the second quarter, starting at the tape to get a tandem 
record. Bliss made the first quarter in 27' '- , and the half in :54 3 /s, 2 <s of a 
second better than Johnson's record at Independence, Iowa, in October last 
year, and a full second better than his own record last month at Waltham. 
Githens and Lumsden made the half in :54' s . Next, Bliss tried for the 
standing start. The first attempt failed, owing to a bad pick-up at the 
quarter. After resting a few minutes he tried again, and made the quarter 
in :30 2 &. On he flew to the inspiring "go! go!" of Manager Atkins, finish- 
ing the half in :58's against Johnson's :59'/s, made at Independence, 
October 3, 1893. 

Last Thursday G. F. Taylor said he was going to have a go at the 
unpaced mile. Trainer Leeming objected, for Taylor had only been train- 
ing eight days, but finally he tried. He got away in good shape, and went 
to the quarter in :28 flat, breaking Sanger's :29 4ji record on the Waltham 
track. The half was made in 1:00 '<-&, lowering the 1:01% mark made by 
Sanger at Waltham. He hadn't trained long enough to hold such a tre- 
mendous pace, and began to we.iken toward the finish. He crossed the 
tape in 2:20- '•, 10 seconds behind the record made by Maddox at Denver. 
He feels confident, however, that he can hold the pace and lower Maddox's 
record as soon as he has trained sufficiently. 

Tyler's turn came Friday afternoon in trying the half flying start. He 
had a splendid day and a splendid track, and made an unpaced quarter in 
:26's l 1 ' 5 seconds better than Taylor the day before, and 3' 5 seconds better 
than Sanger's Waltham record. He made the half in :54^f, a fraction less 
than 6 seconds better than Taylor's half, and a fraction more than 7 better 
than Sanger's Waltham mark. 

Johnson will be here ten days or so before the tournament, and the 
second day will try for the five-mile world's record as one of the features of 
the meet. 

The whist players of the Pennsylvania Bicycle Club have formed an 
organization and applied for membership in the American Whist League. 
During the latter organization's annual tournament in this city last winter 
old "Pennsy" made a very creditable showing, having many expert players 
on its membership roll. 

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New York, August 27. — The bicycle meet to be held at Manhattan 
Field, September 15, under the auspices of the Harlem Wheelmen, prom- 
ises to be a grand success. The H. W.'s are a club of hustlers and each 
individual member is working hard for the success of the affair. 

On September 3, a party made up of Brooklyn Bicycle Club members 
will leave on a tour to the Delaware Water Gap. From present indica- 
tions there will be fulh twenty riders who will attend. 

It is rumored that Frank A. Egan, of Philadelphia, will shortly take up 
his residence in this city. Already visions of a resurrected cash prize 
league are forming themselves, but how Troy and Egan are going to find 
smooth sailing together is not an easy question to answer. Troy claimed to 
have been given the worst of it by the N. C. A. people last year, and up to 
the time of his departure for France, he was feeling very bitter over it. It 
was to have been a grand victory for him to bring Zim, Banker, Wheeler, 
Crooks and Starbuck, home with him this fall, accompanied by several 
other foreign pros who were to give professional contests under an organi- 
zation, of which W. B. Troy was to have been president, vice-president, 
secretary, treasurer, and general manager. In a recent talk with Mr. Egan 
he expressed himself as follows: "No, indeed, the cash prize league is not dead, 
only resting for future action. The trouble with us was that we launched 
the venture about two years too soon, but we will come again later, for too 
much money has been sunk in it to quit without an attempt at getting even." 

The announcement that Egan is to locate in Gotham is only a chance 
statement, but seems most possible from a combination of circumstances. 

What strange luck W. F. Murphy seems to be playing in. That Den- 
ver road race error capped the climax, incidentally losing to "Billy" a $500 
chest of silverware. How truly humiliating it must be to "Brother Bill" to 
be placed on the limit handicap mark in track events, when but two short 
years ago he was justly known as "the king of handicap riders." Of course 
with his loss of speed, he loses friends also — not friends exactly, but admir- 

Heath. The fourth prize in the mile Class B championship will be a mon- 
key, which has been named, "The Great Pantata." Charley Murphy is 
said to have expressed a desire to win it. 

Nearly all of Zimmy's bicycles were sold at auction at the store of 
Burtis & Zimmerman, Asbury Park, last week. They were prizes which he 
had won as an amateur, and found ready purchasers among relic hunters 
or curio seekers. Some of the wheels went for a mere song. Next Satur- 
day the remainder of the outfit will follow the others. 

H. H. Maddox returned to his home last Friday, with a hatful of 
diamonds, and a leg that resembled a plank as far as limberness is con- 
cerned. Notwithstanding that his physician told him that he must not 
ride again for two months, he was seen astride his wheel last Saturday with 
his game leg hanging straight down, the pedal on the left-hand side of the 
wheel having been removed. Across the handle-bar he held a stout cane 
with which he kept himself up while off his machine. Harry tells great 
stories of Denver and the fun he has had. He is a big favorite at Asbury 
Park, and carries himself with the utmost dignity, not to say bashfulness. 

At the meeting of the Metropolitan Association of Cycling Clubs, last 
Friday evening, at the "Columbia" on Fourteenth street, twenty delegates 
were present, and a comparatively uneventful evening passed. The 
Brooklyn Wheelmen's application was reported favorably upon. Several 
changes were made in the constitution and by-laws. The race committees 
were also vested with full authority in matters appertaining to racing. 

The ninety-mile road race of the Elizabeth Wheelmen, last Saturday, 
was won by a 6-minute man named Lever. A. H. Barnett scooped in the 
time prize easily. He is in fine form now, and will astonish the cycling 
community on Labor Day in the twenty-five-mile race of the A. C. C. of 

The New York Wheelmen are hard at it preparing for their series of 
contests which are down for decision on Election Day at the White Plains 
trotting track. The events are quarter-mile and half-mile, scratch, one 

ers who claim friendship when one is prosperous. Murphy is not aged, 
gray, worn out or disabled and he must have some of his grand speed left. 

"Billy" Young returned to the metropolis from his western trip last 
Thursday, looking like a 1, 2, 3 combination that had all won excepting the 
last and that was a walk-over. He is highly satisfied with Titus' work, but 
does not show any signs of a talkative strain or enlarged head. Young 
takes prosperity and misfortune alike. He is one of the best fellows alive 
and the Messrs. Spalding can thank no one except Young for the remark 
able record Titus has made. It is Young's magnetism that makes Freddie 
win. Titus fairly worships his trainer, and obeys his every wish. 

Fred Sternberg, of Wilson-Myers Co., will ride at the races of the Har- 
lem Wheelmen on September 15, at Manhattan Field. "Sterny," as he is 
generally known, holds the title of champion indoor rider, never having 
lost a race of that description. Incidentally it may be news to learn that 
'President Grover Cleveland has never lost a bicycle race in his life, but 
that's another story. 

The list of entries for the three days' tournament, at Asbury 
IPark, August 30, 31, and September 1, exceed one hundred and fifty 
individuals. The average number of events in which each man has 
entered is five, so that fully seven hundred and fifty entries might be said 
to have been recieved. Asbury Park is holding her arms wide open to all 
wheelmen who attend this meeting of the giants, and those who fail to 
lattend will surely regret it when they read the newspaper reports of things. 
The officials have been selected and are as follows: Referee, Sterling 
■Elliott, editor of Good Roads; judges, C. H. Luscomb, president of the 
L. A. W., A. C. Willison, first vice-president of the L A. W., and Geo. A. 
Perkins, second vice-president of the L. A. W.; timers, T. A. Zimmerman, 
father of Arthur A. Zimmerman, F. P. Prial, and H. D. LeCato; announcer, 
F. W. Burns (and his megaphone); starter, C. A. Dimon; scorer, F. A. Egan, 
:ash prize magnate; Marshal, S. W. Kirkbride; clerk of the course, W. M. 
Perrett; assistant clerks, Rennie L. Smith, W. H. Kirkpatrick, and Waiter 
Perrett; umpires, M. B. Macfarlane, Paul Grosch, C.G. Percival, and C. W, 

two, and five mile handicap, and one-mile scratch championship of the 
club. On Labor Day the N. Y. W. will be represented as follows by their 
various racing men: L. H. Adsit, Bridgeport, Conn., C. J. Kelly, Rahway, 
N. J., J. J. Morgan, Boonton, N. J. 

The bicycle act performed by Hacker and Lester, at one of the local 
theaters this week, is truly marvelous. One of the best feats is the head to 
head balancing while riding the single wheel of an ordinary. Numerous 
other difficult tricks call for thunders of applause at each performance. 

One of those delightful entertainments given by Charley Schwalbach, 
will be tendered his many friends next Thursday evening. It will be a 
watermelon party and will be held on the lawn of Gus Joppert's Hotel on 
the Ocean parkway to Coney Island. 


Logan, Utah, August 25. — The races here today formed the third meet 
on the Utah circuit which has so far proven very successful. Five hundred 
people viewed the races on the five-lap track from their shady seats among 
the trees which surround the track. The Class B races were uninteresting, 
as Foster, the San Jose man, had everything his own way. He went for the 
Utah standing start mile record and lowered it from 2:17%, to 2:14 s '. He 
had but two pacemakers to whom he was calling continually to go faster. 
On the last lap he sprinted past his pacemakers and rode home alone. 

The Class A races were exciting and the half-mile state record was 
lowered from 1:08%, to 1:08 by C. M. Evans, who won the half-mile state 
championship. J. C. Royle established a record tor the state for an unpaced 
mile, doing the distance in 2:30 4/6 . 


Quarter-mile open, Class A.— Geo. Weiler, first; Frank Thatcher, second; C. M . Evans, 

Two-mile open. Class B.— \V. F. Foster, first; Jas. Collier; second; C. O. Pierce, third. 
Time. 5;05. 

One-mile open, Class A.— C. M. Evans, first; Geo. Weiler, second; D. W. Card, third. 
Time, 2:38. 


Pine Racing at Antwerp— Lehr Wins the One-Mile International— 
Kden the Ten Kilometer Champion. 

The English team sailed for Antwerp on Wednesday last in charge of 
Dr. Turner, one of the three official representatives of the N. C. U. The 
other two— Messrs. J. A. Church and Henry Sturmey — left on Friday even- 
ing from Harwich, and after a charming passage, found on arrival that the 
team also had crossed without either hitch or mat <ie »ier. The team spoke 
highly of the new track and its speed; indeed, we believe we are right in 
saying that all averred it to be the fastest surface they had ever traveled 
on, and on Friday night Dr. Turner clocked Tommy Osborne to do a start- 
ing quarter unpaced in :30 2r ',the Belgian timer making it :30 1-10, which is, 
we believe, very close to being a world's record, while more than one of 
the English team had ridden flying quarters under 29 seconds. We found 
the team ensconced in quarters at the Hotel St. Luc, in the Avenue du Sud, 
one of the recommended houses of L. V. B., and during the morning accom- 
panied the men to the track. This was found to be quite new; it measures 
400 meters to the lap, and is a good width, 

The Surface Being of Rough Blue Cement, 

laid on a wooden foundation, raised on pillars. The banking is very high, 
and as the path is very much like the Coventry track in dimensions, the 
straights are short and the appearance very switchbacky. The grand stand 
is good, and the accommodations beneath in the way of dressing-rooms 
excellent, while there is a large and separate refreshment house. The 
accommodations for spectators is, however, limited, 4,000 being, we think, 
the maximum number it will contain. The meetings were well advertised, 
and all Antwerp was agog with excitement over the coming contests. As 
the charge for admission is 3 francs, the effective result of the "gate" bids 
fair to be good. The boys went on the track a bit in the morning for a 
little quiet riding, and put in the afternoon at the exhibition, which is a 
great show, and crowded with English cyclists, large numbers of whom are 
in Antwerp. 

In the evening a meeting of the board of the International Association 
was held, England, Holland, Scotland, Germany, Denmark and Belgium 
being represented. Several matters concerning the qualifications of 
certain riders took place, and the entries of several fresh riders nominated 
by their unions were passed. It was decided to take a mail vote on the 
question of enlarging the scope of the association, which it is suggested 
should become a Court of Appeal upon matters concerning international 
cycling, and undertake the regulation of international matters. It was 
also decided to ask the various unions in the federation to consider the 
question of throwing the world's championship open to all riders, whether 
professional or amateur, officially representing recognized governing bodies, 
and in the event of the nations agreeing the I. C. A. to undertake to draw up 
rules and carry out the meetings. In view of the annual meeting, which 
will take place in London during the shows, it was announced that Canada, 
Germany, and Denmark are each willing and desirous of carrying out the 
meeting for next year. 

The evening found the English team at Boyton's Water Show, and on 
Sunday, which was somewhat uncertain in weather with slight showers and 
some fairly strong wind blowing, the morning was occupied by the formal 
opening of 

The International Cycling Congress, 

with the president, the Comte d'Oultrement, in the chair, the following 
representatives of federated unions being present: Belgium (Ligue 
Velocipedique Beige), M. Claes; Holland (A. N. U. B.), Mm. Netscher, 
Koolhoven, Pos, and Burtsey; Austria (D. R. B.), Mm. Kleinoscheg, 
Eustactin, and Gayer; France (U. de S. A.), Mm. Jules Minart, Sloan, and 
another; Italy (U. V. I.), Mm. G. Cabillie, and M. Duzzie; Scotland 
(S. C. U.), Messrs. Kettles and Duncan; England (N. C. U.), Dr. Turner, 
Henry Sturmey (hon. sec. International Cycling Union), T. W. J. Britten 
(hon. treasurer N. C. U.), J- A. Church (hon. sec. N. C. U.), and H. J. 
Swindley ( The Cyclist). 

After the roll call the president made his opening address, in which he 
welcomed the visitors, and briefly referred to the spread and growth of cy- 
cling all over the world, and the absolute necessity for such meetings as the 
one over which he then presided for the full discussion and arrangement of 
international mattersandquestions. Monsieur Claes then followed with a short 
speech, giving a sketch of the work proposed to be done during the sittings, 
and then proceeded to voice a graceful welcome from the Ligue to each 
batch of foreign delegates present, each in the language of the men to whom 
it was addressed. He announced that the Congress would be divided into 
two sections, one to deal with matters connected with touring and hygiene, 
and the other to handle questions affecting sport. M. Verbeke then spoke 
as to the proposed agitation for the regulation and equalization of cycle 
duties at all continental frontiers. He referred to the facilities for entering 
foreign countries, and made particular reference to the arrangement so 
successfully carried through with the French Government by the C. T. C. 
This address was then translated into German, English, and Dutch by M. 
Ch. Bauss, a barrister. M. Bossett, the editor of Le Cycliste Beige, then 
opened a discussion upon the international regulation of railway fares and 
charges for machines, and the mode of transport adopted in course of transit. 
The races commenced in the afternoon at 3 p. m. The ground was 
crowded, large numbers of Hollanders having been in position in the grand 
stand since 1 :30 p. m. The first race was 

The One-Mile World's Championship. 

First Heat.— U. J. Gorter, Holland, first; Roderwald, Germany, second; 
Masso , France, third; Gibson, Scotland, C. I. Petersen, Denmark, and Hoff- 
man, Belgium, also ran. A slow start, Petersen finally settling down with 
the lead. At the bell Roderwald was level, and round the bend Gorter shot 
out and drawing away spread eagled the field, despite a fine effort of Roder- 
wald, who came up fast at the finish. Won by six inches, Masson five 
yards off. Time, 2:40%. 

Second Heat. — C. Kock, Denmark, first; J. Killacky, Scotland, second; 
Rademaker.'Holland, third ;Fonteyn, Belgium and Zachariades, Austria, also 
ran, Another slow start, the men loafing horribly; at two to go Rademaker 
and Fonteyn'led. Then Killacky shot out for a half-mile sprint, and got a 
big lead, which he held till near the finish, when Kock got out of the crowd 
and won by five yards, the rest beaten off. Rademaker scored third place 
by a foot. Time, 2:59%. 

Third Heat. — August Lehr, Germany, first; T. Osborne, England, second; 
Podevyn, Belgium, third; Dewaart, Holland, and Wood, Scotland, also rode. 
A crawl once more, Lehr leading at the quarter. A lap and a half to go 
Wood shot out at top speed. Round the last lap Lehr with Osborne, went 
after him, and went by, Osborne on the outside. Round the last curve, 
however, Lehr got away and won by eight yards, third man a like distance 
off. Time, 3:00%. 

Fourth Heat.— Jaap Eden, Holland, first; Broadbridge, England, sec- 
ond. A walk-over, Eden winning in the run in by five yards in 2:54%. 

Fifth Heat.—?. W. Brown, England, first; Bolle, Belgium, second; 
Sloan, France, third. A worse crawl than ever for a start, Sloan leading. 
Before the bell Sloan quickened, but running on the grass was left and sat 
up, a good race ensuing between Bolle, who led till the last turn, and 
Brown, who came by on the banking, and won comfortably by five yards. 
Time, 3:40%. 

Sixth Heat. — Henie, Denmark, first; Chapman, England, second; 
Gurascier, Belgium, third; Engelberts, Holland, DeBecker, Belgium, and 
C. d'Aissa, Belgium, also rode. Engleberts went off with the lead at a fair 
pace. At the bell, a fine race ensued, Chapman, followed by Henie, coming 
out of the crowd, and Henie, going in front in the straight, won by five 
yards. Time, 2:29%. Gurascier lodged a protest against Chapman for 
taking his ground, and he was disqualified, Gurascier by this obtaining a 
mount in the second round. 

Seventh Heat. — J. Green, England, first; Murray, Belgium, second; Ver- 
spreeuwen, Belgium, third. Murray led till the straight, when Green came 
by and won by a yard. Time, 3:03%. 

Second Round. 

First Heat.-Lehr, first; Broadbridge, second; Gorter, Kock, Bolle, Guras- 
cier, and Murray, also rode. The men got away at a crawl, Lehr leading. 
A fine race saw Lehr come right away at the finish and win by four yards; 
Broadbridge, traveling very fast in the straight, easily taking second place 
from Kock. Time, 2:56%. Last lap, :29'/5. 

Second Heat. — Eden, first; Brown, second; Osborne, third; Henie, fourth; 
Green, Roderwald, and Killacky, also rode. Henie cut out the running at a 
fair pace, Eden hanging on for the first lap, Roderwald then going in front. 
Then ensued one of the finest races of the day, Killacky as before going 
away a lap and three-quarters from the finish. Into the last lap, however, 
Green tried hard, but round the last bend Eden got through, and with Brown 
and Osborne closely following, won by three yards. Time, 2:26 2 <5. Last 
lap. :29%. 

Final Heat.-Lehr, first; Eden, second; Broadbridge, third; Brown, 
fourth; Lehr and Eden, the former inside, rode away together, the English 
following, also together. At the bell Lehr quickened and took a slight lead, 
Eden challenging all the way. Down the backstretch Brown drew up and 
shot wide on the banking, which appeared to bother him, and he fell back, 
the others riding a fine race, and fighting it out right to the tape, Lehr just 
got home from Eden by six inches, Broadbridge eight yards behind. Time, 
2:53 2 s. Last quarter, :29%. 

Junior International Race, One Mile.— Luyten, first; Stendell, 
second; Van Ess, third. A foot between each. Time, 2:35* •■>. 

One-Mile Championship of the Union Cycliste Belge. — Hargot, 
first; O. Eden, Koven, second; P. Kock, third. Won very easily. Time, 

Ten-Kilometer Amateur Championship of the World. 

First Heat. — T. Osborne, England, first; Petersen, Denmark, second; 
Kock, Denmark, third; Masson, France, Gorter, Holland, Gibson, Scotland, 
Hoffman, Belgium, Zachariades, Austria, Rademaker, Holland, and Fonteyn, 
Belgium, also rode. Zachariades led off at a good bat, but only for a lap, 
and the pace slowed down with Kock and Gorter leading at the mile, the 
lead continually altering and the men bunched. At six to go Zachariades 
caused excitement by going away, but a couple of laps settled him, and 
he came back to the crowd. At two laps to go Petersen had slipped in 
front and racing began, Petersen leading till well into the last lap, when 
Kock and Osborne drew up, and the latter, coming up with a fine rush, 
drew level round the bend, and dashing into the straight with the lead won 
by six yards. Time, 17:52 2 s. Last quarter, :30- s . 

Second Heat. — Jaap Eden, Holland, first; P. W. Brown, England, 
second; J. Michael, England, third; Killacky, Scotland, Podevyn, Belgium, 
Wood, Scotland, Hanson, Denmark, Berckmans, Belgium, Sloan, France, and 
Siep, Holland, also rode. Lehr was called for by the crowd, and well 
hooted for not starting. A paddle all through without incident until at two 









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laps to go Killacky went off down the banking, and took a twenty-yard 
lead, and the bell rang with Eden, Wood, and Brown close up in hot 
pursuit. As they wept up the back straight, Eden and Brown drew right 
away, the former just getting home first by a length; none of the others 
finished but Michael, who finished twenty-five yards in the rear. Time, 
16:00' 5. Last quarter, :30. 

Third Heat.— J. Green, England, first; Henie, Denmark, second; Chap- 
man, England, third; Gurascier, Belgium, De Becker, Belgium, Carlo 
d'Aissa, Belgium, Verspreeuwen, Belgium, and Engelberts, Holland, also 
rode. De Becker dashed off at a hot pace, but soon tired of it, and the men 
slowed down in a couple of laps, and but little of interest occurred, the 
pace being very slow, De Becker, d'Aissa, and Verspreeuwen leading the 
field in line side by side. At three to go Henie got away, with the rest in 
hot pursuit, and at two to go De Becker led; entering the back straight 
Green came by on the outside, and traveling very fast, with Henie and 
Chapman close up, left the field at the bend and won a finely judged race 
by four yards; Chapman beating Verspreeuwen by a yard for third place. 
Time, 19:08 Vb. Last quarter, :31 2 / 6 . 

Final Heat. — Jaap Eden, Holland, first; J. Green, England, second; 
P. W. Brown, England, third; Osborne, England, fourth; Petersen, Den- 
mark, Kock, Denmark, Michael, England, Henie, Denmark, and F. Chapman, 
England, finished in the bunch. This was a far different race to any of the 
heats. From the first the pace was fast, the men nearly all taking turns to 
the front. Eden once or twice went in front and slowed down the pace, 
when, generally, little Michael would worry the pace up again, and the 
English team generally keeping the speed up, Chapman putting in a lot of 
work. At a half mile to go Henie was in front, going at a big pace, with 
Eden on the outside, Petersen and Osborne next, and Green behind again. 
Then Green began to go, and Petersen was done with, the three English 
riders flying round in hot pursuit of the leader, Eden. Up the back straight 
Green drew up and got nearly level round the bend, but the inside favored 
Eden, and he led into the straight, and finished a winner by three yards, 
with barely a foot separating Green, Brown, and Osborne. Time, 16:05 vfc. 


The Hundred-Kilometer Amateur Championship. — A telegram at 
the moment of going to press gives the brief results as follows: There were 
seventeen starters, among whom were Ricardy, Gibson, Berckmans, Witte- 
veen, Vanoolen, Michael, Wood, Garger, Killacky, Green, and Henie. The 
two latter were well paced by English riders on tandems, simply ran away 
from the others, and were soon some laps ahead. But at seventy kilometers, 
Henie, who had been paced by Eden, went away from Green and lapped 
him several times. Garger, who had now come up to third place, fell, and 
was carried off the track. Henie kept his lead and won by twelve laps 
amid great enthusiasm, his time being 2:35:53. Green second, and Vanoolen 
third. — The Cyclist. 

Racing Men Sue For Prizes. 

San Francisco, Cal., August 22. — Three crack racing men, Charles S. 
Wells, William A. Terrill, and Harry F. Terrill, were given a verdict today in 
a suit against the California Midwinter International Exposition for prizes won 
at race meets under the fair management which were not delivered to them 
after running them. In his testimony, M. H. de Young, with the handle of 
director-general attached to his name, said that there never was any fair 
held under the title given above, but that the name was a pretty one which 
had its origin in the minds of certain newspaper editors, and that he was 
simply a figure head to the great exposition, and that he was one of the 
executive committee of fifty who managed the affairs of the exposition. He 
admitted, however, that the bicycle races were promoted by the fair man- 
agement. On this showing Judge Dunne gave a verdict to the wheelmen 
for the amount sued for, $145 and costs. Frank H. Kerrigan, one of San 
Francisco's brightest young attorneys represented the wheelmen and the 
L. A. W. His skillful cross-examination of some of the fair officials brought 
out some queer facts regarding the responsibility of the management in 
relation to the indebtedness incurred, and to hear them tell the tale one 
would suppose that they didn't have to pay their just debts unless it so 
pleased them. In Mr. Kerrigan the L. A. W. has an able representative 
to look after its rights at the bar of justice. 


Skipped, for Parts Unknown, 

A newspaper dispatch from New Carlisle, Ohio, says: D. J. Good, who 
won the Poorman road race at Cincinnati, July 4, and widely known in 
bicycle circles, has left for parts unknown. He leaves behind him numer- 
ous debts, A. W. Gump & Co., of Dayton, Ohio, being among the heaviest 

The Clyde (Ohio) Cycling Club, recently organized, will hod a racing 
meet on September 6. Clyde has one of the finest half-mile tracks in 
northern Ohio, and the club is offering prizes to the value of $500. The 
Elmore Mfg. Co. are moving their factory to Clyde, and J. H. Becker is 
chairman of the racing committee. 

The fourth annual meet of the Columbus Cycling Club will be held on 
Labor Day as usual. The races were partially abandoned, owing to some 
dissension among the promoters, but it is now an assured fact. There will 
be but one day's racing, but the prize list, when complete, will reach $1,500, 
and will be in perfect keeping with all previous efforts of the Columbus 
contingent. The driving park track, which is known to be one of the fastest 
as well as the safest in the west, has been secured. 

A Pace of Over Fifteen Miles an Hour Maintained From Edin- 
burgh to London — Other Foreign News. 

London, August 18.— The event of the week has been the Catford relay 
ride from London to Edinburgh and back to London. The war office with- 
held its authority in connection with the fixture, and at the last moment the 
Pall Mall Gazette kindly placed its office at the disposal of the promoting 
club and gave the fullest publicity to the details of the ride, from start to 

At 10 o'clock precisely on Thursday morning the first pair of riders left 
Charing Cross Road with the message placed in a leather pouch swung 
from the shoulders, which they carried to Hatfield, nineteen miles, in 1 :21 :00. 
Here, Jefferson and Masters, the doughty pair who had, in spite of greasy 
roads and side slipping, kept 2 minutes within their time allowance, 
handed over the message to M. B. Fowler and Tidey. These riders com- 
menced to lose time, going down a wrong road, and from various causes, 
chiefly wet roads and bad weather, the dispatch arrived at Edinburgh 
(399^ miles) \% hours behind schedule time. The latter was based on an 
estimated average speed of sixteen miles an hour. Without a moment's 
delay the 

Return Journey Was Commenced 

at 12:42 p. m. on Friday. During the successive stages — twenty-one in 
number each way — more time was dropped, much rain being experienced 
in places. At Alconbury Hill (731 miles), reached at 10:23 this morning, 
the riders were 2% hours behind schedule. However, each pair 
struggled to recover the loss, and for awhile it looked as if the message 
would reach London within \% hours of schedule time. A heavy 
storm of rain, however, deluged the roads at 1:40 p.m. and rendered 
the final stage very difficult and dangerous. Floyd and Diver, of the Cat- 
ford, brought the dispatch from Hatfield (777 J^) in 1:25:00, arriving at the 
Pall Mall office, smothered in mud, after two harmless falls, at 2:27 p. m. 
They were received by a huge crowd, including Colonel Savile, E. A. 
Powell, J. Blair, Perman, Sayer, and many prominent wheelmen. The 
editorial staff invited the riders into the chief editor's sanctum where 
champagne was soon sparkling pleasantly and some brief speeches 

The total distance of 799 miles was covered in 52:27:00, which is 
equivalent to an average speed of about fifteen and a quarter miles an 
hour. This is a fine performance considering the wretched weather 
experienced, but Colonel Savile is confident that the relay record can be 
easily got inside 48 hours. 

There was some important racing on Thursday at Leicester, whither 
the American professionals gladly journeyed from Antwerp. There was 
a big crowd to witness a five-mile professional international scratch race, 
which was won by a length by Zimmerman, with Banker second, Edwards 
third, and Harris fourth. Wheeler led until the last lap when Zimmy, 
putting on a splendid pace, went to the front and won easily. Zimmerman 
broke the five-mile professional record. A five-mile professional tandem 
race was won by Banker and Harris, Edwards and Hewson being second, 
and Wheeler and Max third. Time, 12:18. Zimmerman tried, but failed 
to beat the mile record, being lVs seconds behind. 

At Antwerp, 

at the international championships, the English riders failed to win a 
single event. The spectators hissed the Englishmen when they came out 
on the track and received their success in heats with cold silence. This 
is the unpleasant, but inevitable result of the Birmingham friction with 
Eden and Lehr, who carried all before them at Antwerp. 

Today a 12-hour race is in progress at Putney, but no details have 
reached me up to the time of posting. 

The Road Records' Association has forbidden its timekeepers to 
clock any races, or records in which women take part. 

The North Road Club has been compelled to abandon its fifty-mile 
race owing to the recent action of the chief constable of Huntingdon. It 
is possible the annual 24-hour ride will be held over a different course in 
consequence of the opposition to road racing which the club is experiencing 
from the authorities. 

Lawrence Fletcher made an unsuccessful attempt on Mills'-End-to- 
End record, starting last Tuesday, and giving up at Warrington. He will 
go again next Monday. C, W. Hartung. 

The board of officers of Kentucky division met last Sunday to take 
some action upon the loss resulting from the unfortunate river excursion to 
and from the Ohio River circuit in June. After a free discussion, it was 
resolved that the division should stand the cost of the advertising and that 
the committee should raise the balance, and the whole matter was quickly 
settled. At this meeting a resolution was passed to allow correspondents 
to examine the minutes of each meeting in the future at the discretion of 
the secretary-treasurer. 

R. C. Whayne, the only Louisville cycle manufacturer, will have four 
road races on September 1, which will be open to local riders only. Every 
rider finishing within a certain time limit will be guaranteed a prize. If 
these races are successful Mr. Whayne proposes to give a monthly race on 
the same conditions. 


Palmers take MORE Prizes 


we hold WORLD'S RECORDS from 1 to 460 miles 

8 days 7 hours 48 minutes, 

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record 1 day 20 hours 51 minutes. 


}£ mile, competition, flying, W. C. Sanger, - - :26 

1 mile, competition, flying, F. J. Titus, ... 2:102-5 

1 mile, competition, class A, L. A. Callahan, - - 2:11 4-5 

1 mile, unpaced, class A, L. A. Callahan, - 2:16 4-5 \- 

1 mile, unpaced, flying(tandem) Titus and Cabanne, 1:56 4-5 

2 miles, paced, standing, A. D. Kennedy, * - 4:15 
5 miles, NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP, F.J.Titus 12:19 1-5 

Record by Maddox, used in our ad last week through error. 


Three days' races, August 16, 17, 18, 24 races. 
Palmers secure 33 out of a possible 69 prizes, 
even though every means was employed by 
other manufacturers to secure riders of the 
PALMER, who 


At Pueblo, Colorado, where inducers were 
lacking, PALMERS secured 8 firsts, 6 seconds, 
9 thirds, 23 out of a possible 27 prizes, or 85J 
per cent. 

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The National Game Knocks Out the Cycle Races at Kansas City 
—Sanger Out of Condition. 

Kansas City, Mo., August 25. — Draw the veil down gently on Kansas 
City and the Kansas City Athletic Club. The K. C. A. C. meet was a great 
failure. It was hard luck in part and in part a lack of nerve. The club 
had given one meet and lost money, some $600, and decided to make money 
this time "or bust." An inopportune time was chosen for the giving of the 
meet. The cracks could have been secured at no other time. The dates 
were selected to catch them on their way east from Denver. The base- 
ball team was playing the same days as the meet, and being close to the 
pennant winners, all the local sporting blood wished to see the battle of 
the leaders. In consequence the noise from the ball grounds drowned out 
all the enthusiasm of the 500 spectators at the bicycle races. The two 
parks adjoined. 

It would have been the craziest kind of a bicycle crank that could have 
aroused a great amount of enthusiasm at this, the second day of the 

Sanger Was Sick 

and did not ride. John S. Johnson had repaired his wheel and was ready 
and anxious to ride. He essayed a start in the two-mile lap race and at the 
first turn found he had pulled his wheel clear out of true. The frame was 
badly bent. Johnson turned and came back to the dressing-room, the 
crowd, and a number of the press men hissed him. To this Johnny paid 
not the slightest attention. He said afterward that he had grown indiffer- 
ent and really did not know whether he was hissed or applauded, nor did 
he care. That Sanger is away off color there can be no denying. He is 
many pounds under weight and completely worn out and that just before 
the great Springfield meet and its many thousands of dollars in prizes. 

There were but few features therefore today. Two records were 
broken, W. W. Taxis going against the watch for a half mile paced by 
Charley Callahan the first quarter and picked up slow for the last half by 
Kennedy. Taxis succeeded in clipping % of a second off state record, 
doing 1:02%. He had been promised a prize as a reward, but the 
promoters quibbled and Taxis received no prize. The man merited a 
reward, for the track was horribly soft and bumpy. 

Lee M. Richardson, the sixteen-year-old son of L. M. Richardson, of 
the Monarch Cycle Co., lowered the world's record, all his own, for a half 
mile ridden backwards, wheel and man, doing 2:32 4/ *. His Denver record 
was 2:35. In four attempts he has successfully done2:42* /s ,2:37V& > 2:35 and 
2:32 4s , and is capable of very much better than this. So successful is the 
lad at riding backwards, he rides side saddle in this way, that he will prac- 
tice his entire repertoire, and in future put up a clever exhibition of fancy 
riding backwards. This will be a distinct novelty. 

Sid Black today captured the second trick riding contest he was ever 
entered in, and so completely did he do the trick that George T. Powell, of 
Fort Scott, Kas., his opponent, refused to appear. The first day Black 
won ten points more than Powell, a point being counted each trick, and a 
point off for each failure. The second day Black did fifty-seven distinct 
tricks, and made but one failure. Ordinarily his "turn" consists of about 
eighteen tricks, all difficult. Today he interspersed easy tricks, and pleased 
officials and spectators alike. The score for two days was Black 77 points, 
Powell 14 points. The prize was a diamond pin. 

The referee, "Pop" Brewster, adopted the suggestion of The Bear- 
ings today when he climbed into the judge's little stand, ten feet above the 
track. There he seated himself on the trap-door, and an "objector" had to 
climb through cobwebs, dust, and darkness, up a narrow ladder. Once up 
he was compelled to knock and state his business before Brewster would 
arise from the door. Consequently there were few, if any, protests entered. 

Three Class B events were on the programme. The mile open had as 
a first prize a set of M. & W. tires, and none of the good men were in need 
of that prize. The limit was 2:40, no race, no run-over. The men did away 
over that, Hocker, of Kansas City, defeating Dodson, of Chicago. The race 
was called off. But the two other Class B events were close enough to be 
very exciting. In the two-mile lap race two pairs were tied, Kennedy and 
Brown being tied for first, and L. A. Callahan and Dodson tie for second 
the former with eight and the latter with four points. Two toss ups and 
Kennedy and Louis Callahan won first and third, Dr. Brown taking second. 
The latter won first and fourth lap and last in the second, and Kennedy 
took second in every lap, being beaten out by Louis Callahan and Dodson, 
and in the two that Brown took. These were four close and exciting 
finishes. Kennedy wanted the Sterling wheel, which he finally gained by the 
toss up. 

But the three-mile B handicap was the race of the day. Kennedy had 
SO yards, MacDonald 90 yards, Taxis 100 yards, C. H. Callahan, 160, W. F. 
Murphy, 170, L. A. Callahan, 170, Goehler, 190, Dodson, 250, Burt, 300, Lea- 
cock, 400, and others between these figures and up to 440 yards, the limit. 
Taxis dropped out the first lap. Two bunches were fifty yards apart when 
two miles had been passed. MacDonald had done pacing, but it was left 
to Kennedy to catch the field, which he did three-quarters from home. 
Kennedy got into the bunch and stayed there too long. Goehler, closely 
pressed by MacDonald, led the sprint at the quarter and swung into the 
stretch in the lead, MacDonald and Coburn, of St. Louis, passed Goehler, 
but Coburn was forced back to third by Goehler who was a foot back of 
MacDonald when the tape was crossed. Behind Coburn was L. A Calla- 
han, L. C. Johnson and Dodson all close up and the field coming strong. 

The time was 8:01 2 *. The timers gave the time as 8:01**, but none had 
watches with minute hands. Sanger took time and says the time was a 
minute faster. If so, and it seems probable, MacDonald from 90 yards, 
rode in about 8 seconds better than the world's record of 7:15. The 
race was a drive from start to finish, the limit men doing all in their power 
to keep their distance. 


Three-mile handi:ap. Class B.— Ray MacDonald. 90 yards, first; A. B. Goehler, 190 
yards, second; J. W. Coburn. 270 yards, third; L. A. Callahan, 170 yards, fourth; L. C. 
Johnson, 200 yards, fifth; H. L. Dodson. 250 yards, sixth. Tine, 8:01 2 s. 

One-mile open. Class A — G. A. Maxwell, first; Bert Harding, second; Charles Carll, 
Kansas City, third. Time. 2:35 3 /s. 

Two-mile lap. Class B.— A. D. Kennedy and A. I Brown, tie, 8 points; L. A. Callahan 
and H. L. Dodson, tie, 4 point'. Kennedy won first by toss up, Callahan third by toss up. 
Time. 5:38%. 

Two-mile handicap, Class A.— C. E. Jaques, Kansas City, 240 yards, first; E. J. 
Rawson, Topeka. 130 yards, second; V. P. Dole, 300 yards, third. Time, 4:58 Vs. 

W. W. Taxis' half-mile against the state record of 1:03. Time, 1:02 Vs. 


Salt Lake City, Utah, August 23. — Salt Lake City is congratulating 
herself on being the possessor of the world's unpaced half-mile record. Otto 
Ziegler, at the races today, placed the figures at 1:01'*, and the ride was 
made on a five-lap dirt track, banked only four feet on the turns, /iegler 
came out to ride an exhibition half, and surprised himself and every one 
else by breaking the world's record. There is no question as to the correct- 
ness of the time, as it was taken by six watches, five of them agreeing ex- 
actly, and the sixth being but '*of a second off. The track was measured and 
found to measure nearly five feet over on the mile. 

Salt Lake is wheel crazy, and all the business houses were closed to see the 
races. The grounds were packed with people; close time limits were placed 
on every race and observed, and everything moved off without a hitch. 
Several state records were broken, the quarter-mile competition being 
reduced to :33 flat, and the two-mile figures placed at 5:07'!* by Evans. 
Weiler, who was the favorite with the spectators, lost the one-mile 
state championship to Jensen, he being defeated by Mclntyre, who ran 
second to Jensen. Foster won the half-mile Class B event very easily in 
1:08 Vs. 

Foster, Boles, and Collier, and all the Class A men will go to Logan 
tomorrow afternoon to take part in the races Saturday. Ziegler will remain 
over at Ogden, and will meet the crowd there again in the races Monday. 
Foster and Ziegler will probably leave for home next Monday night. 


Quarter-mile open, Class A — .C. M. Evans, first; George Weiler, second; T. S. Jensen, 
third. Time, :3«. 

Two-mile open. Class B.— Otto Ziegler, first; O. E. Boles, second; James Collier, third. 
Time, i:5'&%. 

One-mile state championship.— T. S. Jensen, first; G. C. Mclntyre, second; George 
Weiler, third. Time, 2:31 Vs. 

Half-mile open. Class B.— W. F. Foster, first; O. E. Boles, second; James Collier 
third. Time, 1:08* s. 


Tomorrow noon A. E. Smith, a letter-carrier, will leave the city hall, 
Chicago, to ride to New York. He will carry a letter from Postmaster 
Hesing to the postmaster of New York, and will show the postoffice author- 

A. E. Smith. 

ities the advantages of the wheel for courier work. Incidentally, he will try 
for Stanwood's record. Smith is one of the best long-distance riders in the 
Lake View Cycling Club. He will ride a twenty-six-pound Derby, fitted 
with M. & W. tires. 



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1. Harry Tyler 1-3 mile flying start, :37 1-5 

2. " -1-2 ' 

:55 4-5 

3. " 2-3 ' 

1:14 1-5 

4. " 1 

1 :53 4-5 

5. " 1 

standing start 1 :57 3-5 

6. " 1 

unpaced, 2:07 2-5 

7. " 1-4 ' 

:26 3-5 

8. " 1-2 ' 

:56 4-5 

9. A.Gardiner 1-3 ' 

A :40 1-5 

10. Nat Butler 11-4' 

paced 2:36 

II. " 1 1-3 ' 

2:45 2-5 

12. " 1 1-2 ' 

3:05 2-5 

13. " 1 2-3 ' 

3:26 2-5 

14. " 1 3-4 ' 

3:36 4-5 

15. " 2 

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novice 2:23 3-5 

17. Bainbridge 10 


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A Great Meet in the Little Ohio Town— A Fine Parade— The Races 

are Good. 

Wauseon, Ohio, August 27. — Wauseon is cycling crazy. There is no 
better term. Imagine a' town of only 1,900 inhabitants turning out three 
times that number to witness cycle races. Such was today's marvelous 
record. Every train poured crowds into the town. Several special trains 
arrived. In each was a special band, and when all had arrived four good 
bands, all in uniform, were parading the main street, the only business 
thoroughfare of the town. The band of the Wauseon Cycling Club, which 
attended the Toledo meet, paraded today. The people from Bryan brought 
a band, those from Swanton another, and the Toledo Cycling Club still 
another. During the races these four bands kept up a continual round of 
good music. 

Wauseon has six hundred and more riders, fully one-third the popula- 
tion, and a large proportion of these are ladies. The bloomer costume was 
seen in all its fantastic and beautiful shapes when 200 lady riders rode in 
the afternoon parade behind the four bands. As twice as many gentlemen 
participated; this parade was a credit, not only to Wauseon, but to cycling. 
It was led "a la errand march," the riders criss-crossing in snake lines over 
the road. Four bands led a half dozen carriages with 
Officials and Racing Men. 
The parade passed through one long aisle of farmers' rigs and carriages, 
the occupants of which were in town to see the races. The stores were 
closed and thousands of people were passed, all headed for the race track, 
but a 5 minutes' walk. A bevy of pretty girls went out in a hay-rack, 
with pretty Japanese parasols over their heads. 

The one long street — and it is a wide one — presented a gala appear- 
ance. It was another Ripon meet, only intensified. There is but one hotel 
in Wauseon, the Eager House, conducted by Ed Eager, one of the travel- 
ing force of H. A. Lozier & Co. Mr. Eager is a devotee of the sport and a 
follower of the circuit. He knows "what is what" in a race meet and the 
Wauseon Cycling Club back him up. This is claimed to be 

The only Town on Earth 
and the claim was proven today. Archibald, Bryan, Napoleon, Swanton, 
Toledo and a dozen other towns pour delegations of many hundreds into 
the city on race days, for Wauseon has a great reputation, and upholds it 
on all occasions. Swanton, a town of 600 population, sent a delegation of 
over three hundred people. A banquet was given in the evening at the 
Opera House. This is a feature of the Wauseon meets, and no expense is 

The Wauseon track is a half mile and prettily situated. It was in fairly 
good shape. The day was warm. The grand stand would not hold the 
crowd, and a thousand were allowed inside the track inclosure. Sanger 
rode twice, was beaten once, and won the mile-open race. John S. Johnson 
was absent, as was Cabanne, Titus, and several more. Yet the races were 
close and exciting and not without incident. Fourteen men were sent away 
in the half-mile open, Class A. This was a large field, and stayed bunched 
throughout. On the stretch O. S. Brailey, a Wauseon boy, had the pole. 
Bernhardt was fighting hard to pass when Fred C. Schrein, of Toledo, 
sneaked by in the center, throwing Ellis against Brailey and two or three 
behind him. Several others, thrown out of their stride, collided, and another 
bunch fell twenty yards away, among them was Van Tine, of Findlay, who 
rolled over and over. Schrein won by a few inches from Bernhardt, C. O. 
Lasley, Toledo, and W. J. Klinger, of Greenville, a close third and fourth, 
several others close up. The time was 1:11. Schrein was disqualified. 

In the quarter-mile open, Class B, A. I. Brown was again first away. 
Bald worked with a will, and lost the race by less than half a length. 
Raymond MacDonald, another great quarter-mile sprinter, equally close in 
third position, Bald on the pole, MacDonald outside Brown, Eddy and 
Conn Baker, Columbus boys, fourth and fifth, and Ballard, of Chicago, 
sixth. The time was :32 4 -s. 

Sanger was a starter in the half-mile open, but a poor finisher, being 
still away off form. He started in the back of the bunch, as usual. Mac- 
Donald was away first. Kennedy took the pace from him at the turn, and 
L. C. Johnson went up. MacDonald 

Made the Jump at the Quarter, 

tying L. C. Johnson. Then there was shifting, and a half-dozen men flew 
out and by MacDonald. Sanger swung wide in a good position to make one 
of his exciting finishes; but the stuff was not there. 

L. C. Johnson had the pole, and Kennedy was next. Johnson was hard 
pushed, and was given the decision by a tire width, Kennedy second, and 
Eddy, of Columbus, who slid by on the pole, third. Sanger was fourth, 
Brown, fifth, and Conn Baker, sixth. The time was 1 : 1 1 * 5 . 

Sanger retrieved himself in the mile open, which he won by good hard 
work from Bald, Brown, Charley Murphy, C. H. Callahan, and W. F. Mur- 
phy, in the order named. Bald set the going at the start-off, C. H. Calla- 
han leading at the quarter. Sanger came up at the quarter and at the 
half Charley Murphy went out finely and gained a good lead. At the quar- 
ter Sanger was fourth in the line, and swung wide into the turn, coming 
down finely in the stretch, and winning by six inches from Bald, Brown but 
a foot back and third, and Charley Murphy a close fourth. 

The two-mile handicap was the prettiest piece of handicap work seen 
in many a day. Kennedy at 60 yards, was again back-mark man. It was 
announced that Kennedy would go after the state record. This he secured 

by a fine bit of riding in 4:37 '/s, winning the race to all appearances in 
4:32 4 ^. At a half-mile the field had closed up. From here on the men 
remained about the same positions. In the last half-mile Kennedy and 
Ray MacDonald, 80 yards, 

Worked Through the Bunch, 

and the finish was a hummer. Kennedy, L. C. Johnson (140), MacDonald 
and L. A. Callahan were concerned. L. C. Johnson was on the pole and 
Kennedy about six inches ahead of MacDonald. A. B. Goehler, 160 yards, 
and Callahan, 160, were fourth and fifth. 

A. D. Kennedy rode an exhibition mile in 2:06'', paced by Ellithorpe, 
Ballard, C. H. Callahan, and A. I. Brown. 


Half-mile open. Class A.— F. C. Schrein, Toledo, first; O. P. Bernhardt, Toledo, sec- 
ond; C. O. Lasley, Toledo, third; W. J. Klinger, Greenville, fourth; C. E.Tudor, Cincinnati, 
fifth. Time, 1:11. Schrein was disqu \lified for foul riding. 

Quarter-mile open, Class B.— A. I. Brown, first; E. C. Bald, second; Ray MacDonald. 
third; T. R. Eddy, fourth; Conn Baker. Columbus, fifth; E. W, Ballard, sixth. Time, :82 ' 

One-mile, 2:40 class. Class A.— F. C. Schrein, Toledo, first; C. 0. Lasley, second; W..\ . 
Parker, Toledo, third; K. F. Darling. Elmore, fourth. Time. 2:44. 

Half-mile open, Class B.— L. C. Johnson, first; A. D. Kennedy, Jr., second; T. R. 
Eddy, third; \V. C. Sanger, fourth; A. I. Brown, fifth; Conn Baker, sixth. Time, 1:11 ' •. 

One-mile open, Class A.— A. B. Ellis, Oberlin, first; P. W. Klinger, Greenville, sec- 
ond; O. P. Bernhardt, Toledo, third; C. E. Tudor, Cincinnati, fourth. Time. 2:85 • 

Two-mile handicap, Class B — L. C.Johnson, 140 yards, first; A. D. Kennedy, 60 yards, 
second; R. MacDonald, 80 yards, third; A. B. Goehler, 160 yards, fourth; L. A. Callahan, 
160 yards, fifth. Time,4:H2 4 ,5. 

One-mile open. Class B. — W. C. Sanger, first; E. C. Bald second; A. I Brown, third; 
C. M. Murphy, fourth; C. H. Callahan, fifth; W. F. Murphy, sixth. Time, 2:27- -. . 


Trenton, N. J., August 25. — The Mercer County Wheelmen held 
their annual race meet at the fair grounds today in the presence of about 
twenty-five hundred persons. The day was an ideal one for racing and 
some good sport was the result. The entry list was a very large one and 
attracted riders from all the principal cities in this section, especially 
Philadelphia, and New York. One of the features of the day was the 
establishment of a new record for the state. This feat was accomplished 
by George W. Coffin, of the Orange Athletic Club, of Orange, N. J., who 
covered a mile in open competition in 2:13 3 &. 

George C. Smith rode in excellent form and carried off two first prizes, 
those offered in the mile and half mile scratch events. Carroll B. Jack also 
won two of the events, the half mile and mile handicaps. Charles Granger, 
of the Riverside Wheelmen, of New York, won the mile 2:40 class, and in 
the New York Times team race he was the individual winner. 

The only accident occurred in the first heat of the 2:40 class and was 
caused by a collision as the riders were rounding the first turn. Several 
were thrown from their wheels and Harry Reed, of Point Pleasant, had his 
shoulder dislocated. 


One-mile novice.— E. C. Johnston, first; T. J. Bell, Brooklyn, second; James T. Beck- 
with, third. Time. 2:42. 

One-mile, 2:40 class.— Charles Granger, first; W. L. Howard, second; Charles H. 
Coffin, third. Time, 2:49. Declared no race on account of slow time. 

One-mile handicap.— C. B. Jack, scratch, first; W. M. Trout, 90 yards, second; C. H. 
Coffin, 70 yards, third. Time, 2:10^. 

One-mile scratch. — George C. Smith. N. Y. A. C, first; Monte Scott, Plainfield, N. J., 
second; \V. F. Sims, Pennsylvania Bicycle Club, third. Time, 2:24. 

Mile club championship. — J. T. Purcell, first; E. Townsend, second; Josh Lindley, 
third. Time,2:28%. 

Half-mile handicap. — C. B. Jack, 50 yards, first; H. B. Martin, second; Albeit J. Ford, 
third. Time, l:02 2 / 6 . 

Half-mile scratch.— George C. Smith, first; Monte Scott, Plainfield, N. J., second; C. M. 
Krick, Reading, Pa., third. Time, 1:11 ' . s. 

New York Times one-mile team race.— Riverside Wheelmen, 15 points, first; Orange 
A. C, 10 points, second; Quaker City Wheelmen, 5 points, third, fndividual winner, 
C. Granger, Riverside Wheelmen. Time, 2:23%. 

Tw ,-mile handicap.— Monte Scott, Plainfield, 40 yards, first; C. M. Krick, Reading, 60 
yards, second; P. L. Coffin, Orange A. C, 160 yards, third. Time, 4:37- :, . 


Ogden, Utah, August 27. — Weiler won the five-mile state champion- 
ship here today in 12:38, lowering the state record 1 minute and 9 seconds. 
Evans in the quarter-mile open, Class A, cut the state record from :33 to 
:34?4'. Ziegler won a $125 diamond in the half-mile open, Class B, easily 
defeating Bolles. Bolles carried off the two-mile handicap, Class B, from 
the 75-yard mark, defeating Foster, who quit at one and a half miles, claim- 
ing there was team work between Bolles and Collier. 

Mt. Clemens' First Meet. 

Mt. Clemens, Mich., August 27. — The race meet of the Mt. Clemens 
Wheelmen was a great success. The day was fine, the races good, and the 
crowd more than pleased. There were spills caused by too many riders start- 
ing in the one and two mile handicaps, but the riders kicked against splitting 
them up in heats. Next year Mt. Clemens will give a two days' meet and 
hang up $2,500 in prizes. No one kicked on the prizes as they were up to 
advertised value. C. Barthel went against time, and lowered the Michigan 
record to 2:15 2 6. 

Weiler, of Salt Lake City, has proven the best man in Utah this year. 
So far he has won four out of the five state championships. His mount is 
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Milwaukee Police Arrest a Sunday-School Teacher Who Made a 
Business of Stealing Bicycles. 

Milwaukee, Wis., August 27.— Wheelmen in this city are rejoicing 
over the capture by the police of Raymond Hamilton, a professional 
bicycle thief, who is believed to be a member of an organized gang whose 
members have been operating in several large cities in the northwest. To 
make Hamilton's history all the more interesting, he was a Sunday-school 
teacher up to a few weeks ago, but while in this position it did not prevent 
him from committing thefts in church while the congregation was praying. 
Hamilton has made a confession to the police, which has resulted in the 
recovery of ten stolen wheels which he had prepared for shipment to 

Early last spring St. James' Church, on Grand avenue, was entered 
during the services and two overcoats, a hat, and a watch stolen. These 
stolen articles have been found in Hamilton's room. Since June 23 ten 
high-grade wheels have been stolen from various office buildings in this 
city. Several days ago Harry Binner heard that a boy on the West Side 
had his wheel, valued at S150, and was offering it for sale for §35. Detec- 
tives questioned him, and the boy informed them that he had bought the 
wheel of Hamilton for $13.50. Hamilton was not in the city, but on return- 
ing he was arrested, and later a warehouse of his was unearthed, and 
Other Stolen Wheels Found. 

A number that have been sold to boys have also been recovered. 

Hamilton is an artist by trade, and twenty-three-years of age. He has 
always attended church regularly, but plied his criminal profession actively; 
a complete outfit of burglar tools have been found, ft is believed that he 
had accomplices in other cities where he shipped the wheels for disposal. 
The Chicago police recently learned of a league of bicycle thieves, and by 
the arrest of Hamilton it is believed that an important member of the crowd 
has been apprehended. At Racine recently 

Nine Bicycles Were Unearthed 

that had been stolen by C. E. Wheeler, arrested at Chicago, and sold for 
$20 each. Hamilton will plead guilty. 

At the race meet held at Monroe last week, W. F. Sanger, a brother of 
Walter C. Sanger, won the mile open in 2:40. The mile handicap was won 
by Will Howie.who had 90 yards handicap. He also won the three-quarter- 
mile handicap with 5 yards handicap, while L. D. Chilcott, 170 yards handi- 
cap, took the two-mile handicap. The quarter-mile open was taken by 
W. F. Sanger. 

Walter Schroeder, ot Milwaukee, won the half and the mile open 
races at Lake Mills on Thursday. Frank Crane, of Evansville, captured 
the five-mile race. 

A racing matinee will be given by the Milwaukee Wheelmen at 
National Park on September 22. Wisconsin and Chicago riders will 

The Annual Club Race 

of the North Side Club, from Thiensville to Milwaukee, will be run on Sep- 
tember 1. The time prize lies between Ed Roth and Harry Crocker, both 
fast road riders, who are entered. The race was to have been run last Sat- 
urday, but had to be postponed on account of a fresh supply of gravel that 
the farmers placed on the course. 

And still another road race! The Nineteenth Century Club is making 
arrangements to hold a road race on September 16, over the Mukewanago 

The Junior club is also arranging a race from South Milwaukee to this 
city to be held early next month. 

The West End Cycling Club has been organized with the following 
officers- President, Edward Kraus; secretary, Fred Warner; treasurer, 
Adolph Marchalck. It has a membership of fifty. 

The Oshkosh-Neenah road race will be run on next Monday. 

Milwaukee, August 28.— Raymond Hamilton, the bicycle thief, was 
yesterday sentenced to five years of imprisonment by Judge Wallberof the 
Municipal court. This is one of the heaviest penalties that has been 
imposed here for grand larceny. The judge considered Hamilton's theft 
equal to horse-stealing. He will be taken to Waupun tomorrow. 


New York, August 27. — There were fully twenty-five hundred persons 
present Saturday at the race meet of the A. L. Withers Cycle Co., of Pater- 
son, N. J. The races were contested on the Clifton, N. J., three-quarter- 
mile track, which was formerly used as a horse-racing course by the Passaic 
Agricultural Association. The large size of the track made it perfectly 
safe to start all entries in each event, instead of stretching them out into 
several trial heats and a final. It would have been impossible to have had 
the track in any better condition, the time made in various events proving 
how well the management had prepared the course. Several delays 
occurred which could have been averted, and in Paul Grosch's record trial 
the timers failed to catgh the time. This necessitated a great deal of extra 
preparations on Paul's part, and later on in the afternoon when he again 
went for the existing quarter-mile unpaced record. He covered the dis- 
tance in :28 flat. Several of the newspaper men caught :27 3 /s on his first 
attempt, and it was a pity that he was not officially clocked. If Tyler's and 
Taylor's new times for the distance are not accepted by the Racing Board, 

Paul Grosch will be granted the record. It is just possible that the other 
two men's times made recently at Springfield will not be allowed. 

G. Fred Royce, the pride of the Patersonians and the neighboring ter- 
ritory as well, showed up in excellent form. In the mile open, Referee 
Fred Hawley placed a 2:35 time limit on the race which was ridden 5 sec- 
onds slower. There was no run-over, and as Royce won so easily, Referee 
Hawley was hooted at by the "Royce Rooters" for his decision. The quar- 
ter-mile event was won by Royce easily in :31. He really had no one to 
beat as Blauvelt was in poor shape, owing to his recent fall at Plainfield, 
N. J. In the mile and a half handicap, Blauvelt rode excellently up to the 
mile, passing eight men in that distance, but the pace was one that killed, 
and E. L. died a natural death. The team race was of great local interest, 
Royce finishing in the lead on each of the first three laps. The weather 
was as nearly perfect as could be, there being a clear sky and no wind to 
speak of. 


Quarter-mile scratch.— G. Fred Royce, first; E. L. Blauvelt, second: E. Holsom. third. 
Time. :81. 

One and a half mile handicap.— E. Holsom, first; P. C. Hardifer, second; B. L. Jacobus, 
third; T. Hughes, fourth. Time,~3:25. 

One-mile open. — G. Fred Royce, first; F. Nagle, second; Geo. A. Beckwith, third; F. J. 
MacMahon, fourth. Time. 2:40 2 /s. No race. 

One-mile handicap.— G. A. Beckwith, first; T. Hughes, second; F. D. White, third; 
W. S. Slavin, fourth. Time, 2:10. 

One and a half mile tandem. — G. Fred Royce and E. L. Blauvelt, first; P. C. Hardifer 
and W. J. Hardifer, second; F. Nagle and C. M. Ertz. third. Time, 3:50. 

One-mile, 2:30 class. — W. S. Slavin, first; C. M. Ertz, second; G. B. Smith, third. Time, 

Three-mile team race. — Tourist Cycle Club, Paterson, N. J., 28 points, first; Keystone 
Cycle Club, 8 points, second; East Side Wheelmen, 8 points, third. Time, 8:38. 

There were only Class A events down for decision. In the team race 
the prize was an elaborate silver cup, presented by E. C. Stearns & Co., 
which must be won three times before becoming the permanent property of 
any club. A magnificent silk banner was presented the Tourist Cycle Club 
for winning the most points in races during the day. The meet was the first 
one that the A. L. Withers Cycle Co. had ever promoted; in the future it 
will be made an annual affair. The music furnished by Robinson's 
American band was good, and served to make things lively during the 
wearisome drags of the afternoon. 


Philadelphia, August 25. — Loafing in bicycle races has become a 
great nuisance during the past season, particularly in this city, and local 
enthusiasts are beginning to think that something should be done to oblit- 
erate this evil. It has done more to injure the sport than probably any 
other tactics of the racing men, and how to put a stop to it is puzzling a 
great many heads. Many events at the local meets have been declared "no 
race" by the referee, and, in one instance, nearly all of the races were 
declared off. Eddie Miller, the Vineland racing man, has come forward 
with an idea that seems practicable and which was published in the last 
issue of Cycle Guide. His idea is to select a pacemaker from the riders in 
the heat, who will set a hot pace for two-thirds of the distance, and the 
riders will then be compelled to contest for a place so as to be eligible to 
ride in the final heat. The pacemaker is to have the privilege of dropping 
out after his work is done. This suggestion is a good one because no one 
in a race cares to set pace, from the fact that by riding in a bunch their 
chances are fairly equalized until the last quarter is reached, and also that 
pacemakers are 

Rarely Ever Winners. 

The football team of the Century Wheelmen this year promises to be a 
strong one, and active training under the direction of competent instructors 
will shortly begin. Captain A. H. Allen is now very busy selecting candi- 
dates for the team, and his work is rather hard, when one considers the 
large amount of material he has to pick from. Last year's team won the 
local cycling championship, and the best of the old players, strengthened 
with promising younger elements should make an eleven able to hold its 
own with the best of them. 

Entries for the second annual century run of the Time Wheelmen to 
Wilmington, next Saturday, are coming in rapidly, particularly from the 
different local clubs. The Century, South End, Alpha, Columbia, Ambler, 
Park Avenue, Meteor, Pennsylvania, and Quaker City Wheelmen intend 
making a great effort to win the special prizes, of which there are three. 
The Stockton Wheelmen, of Camden, N. J., and Hazleton (Pa.) A. A., will 
also be contestants. A large number of women riders, all wearing the 
regulation bloomer costume will also be in attendance. 

From present indications it looks as though there would be 

But One Cycling Club in West Philadelphia 

before long. The Pennsylvania Bicycle Club not content with having 
formed an amalgamation with the West Philadelphia Cyclers, has made 
overtures to the only other club in the western portion of the city, the 
Eclipse Wheelmen. The members of the latter, who are over half a 
hundred in number, look upon the scheme with much favor and at the 
meeting tomorrow night, which was called for the purpose of putting the 
question to a vote, it is expected that the motion to amalgamate will be 

Charles and J. Lagan, of the Century Wheelmen, made a successful 
attempt to break the tandem record on the five-mile course of the Park 
Avenue Wheelmen, on Montgomery avenue, yesterday. The road was 


very rough, and the riding very difficult, but notwithstanding these dis- 
advantages they lowered the time 57 seconds. Their time was 12:13, while 
the former record was made by Messrs. Kelly and Draper in 13:10. Follow- 
ing this performance the Wissahickon Wheelmen held their annual road 
race, which proved very successful. This event was open to all wheelmen 
in Germantown, in addition to the members of the club, and as a result 
the entry list was a very large one. The start was made at 3:50, the men 
being handicapped by minutes and seconds, and starting off accordingly. 
The contestants were pretty well scattered for the first four miles, but after 
that they began drawing closer together, and within a half mile of the 
finishing line they were well bunched. Here 

The Pace Became Desperate, 
and the men put on all steam, making the finish one of the best that has 
ever been seen on the course. H. Nester was the winner of the race, while 
D. C. Griffiths carried off the time prize, a gold watch. The men finished 
in the following order: H. Nester, 1:00, first; S. White, 1:30, second; David 
Howard, 1:45, third; R. Topman, 2:30, fourth; A.Allen, 1:45, fifth; Joseph 
Harrison, 3:00, sixth; Charles Waruop, 2:45, seventh; J. W. Kinnier, 1:00, 
eighth; H.Whitman, 2:15, ninth; W. Watson, 1:00, tenth. Time, 14:58. 
Griffiths finished twelfth in 14:20. 


Buffalo, August 25. — Buffalo's road riders received a bad set back in 
the 250-mile road race to Pittsburg yesterday and today. The contest was 
open to all, and, in addition, a team trophy was put up backing a challenge 
from Pittsburg to any teams of five men in the country. Both Buffalo and 
Cleveland accepted, and local wheelmen considered the trophy as good as 
won before the race. 

Thirty-five riders were brought from all parts of Pennsylvania and 
West Virginia to Buffalo for the start, and the Cleveland and Buffalo teams 
joined the field at the tape. Naturally, the Buffalo team was confident, and 
from the pistol shot started to rush matters, so as to bake the other teams. 
They bunched together, and set a 3-minute clip for the first twenty-five 
miles, working away from the field. But, gradually, one by one, the Buffalo 
men dropped out, thoroughly baked themselves, and at 100 miles only two 
remained, and those, too, gave up the contest shortly after. With the 
Bisons away, the Smokettes had any easy win, although only two of the 
team finished under the time limit of 26 hours which was put on the race. 
Only one of the Clevelanders finished, but he was well up in front, and won 
a bicycle for his tough ride. George E. Williams, who is under L. A. W. 
suspension for two years for having competed under an assumed name in 
track events, won the race. He showed remarkable endurance, and finished 
in 20:37:00, a cut of over two hours from the previous record held by L. H. 
Bannister, of Youngstown, Ohio. Of the forty-five starters only ten finished 
under the time limit, and most of these were dark horses. M. W. Mignerey, 
of Buffalo, who finished fifth, is a married man, thirty-five years of age, and 
had never done any long distance work. 


1— George E. Williams. Pittsburg 20:37:00 

2— Charles D. Wallin, Erie.. 21:15:30 

3 — Louis Grimm, Cleveland 22:06:45 

4— C. M. Wakene'd. Pittsburg __ ...22:18:00 

5— M. Mignerey, Buffalo 22:39:00 

6— L. R. Dillon, Wheeling ...23:37:00 

7— John Arbens, Jr., Wheeling 23:58:45 

8 — C. P. Schaughency, Connonsburg __ __ 2'>:29:00 

9— William T. Bott, East Liverpool __ 25:42:00 

10— O. T. Morowsky, Wilmerding 25:45:00 


There are fix bicycle clubs in the various departments of the Chicago 
Y. M. C. A., and they held a meet on the Thirty-fifth street track last 
Saturday to see which club had the best riders. The day was fine but a 
strong north wind prevailed which made the time slow. Sixty riders were 
entered in the various races, the novice and all the open races being run 
in three heats. 

One-mile novice. — D. L. Barnside, first; L. G. Bassett, second; H. W. Culver, th'rd. 
Time. 2:45. 

Third-mile open.— A. V. Jackson, first; O. Adams, second; P. J. Dasey, third. Time. 

One-mile handicap.— D. L. Barnside. 235 yards, first: O. Conovers, 195 yards, second; 
L. G. Bassett, 175 yards, third. Time, 2:19. 

Two-mile team race.— Ravenswood team, first; Garfield Boulevard team, second. 

Two-mile handicap.— D. L. Barnside, 460 yards, first; O. Spielmann, 300 yards, second; 
O. Hoflund, 540 yards, third. Time. 4:56 2 /s. 

Half-mile scratch. — A. V. Jackson, first; P. J. Dasey, second; J. W. Johnson, third. 
Time. 1:23 

Two mile lap race.— A. V. Jackson. 19 points, first; I.W.Johnson, 8 points, sewnd; 
V. W. Oilier, 5 points, third. 

Five-mile handicap.— This race brought out a large field of starters, and made the 
judging difficult, as there was a difference of opinion between the scorers. However, the 
race was given to W. G Black, a man with a handicap of 1,247 yards; D. L. Barnside. sec- 
ond. ai;d S. H. Fith' rston, third. 

The unpaced mile for the Chicago Y. M. C. A. championship gold medal was taken by 
A. Y. Jackson in 2:33. The next man to him was H. E. Dimon, who made 2:40. 


The ten-mile world's road record was smashed last Sunday in Chicago. 
W. Bainbridge, winner of time prize in the Chicago road race did it in the 
annual ten mile road race of the Columbia Wheelmen, over the west side 
course. There were fifty starters in the race, Gardiner, Bainbridge, Doyle 
and DeCardy being on scratch. A tandem manned by Rau, winner of the 

Chicago road race, and Ben Hampton, picked up the scratch men half a 
mile down the road and made the pace hot fir the first five miles. 

Here another tandem with two Chicago Cycling Club men aboard took 
hold. Before they had gone a quarter of a mile, Gardiner punctured his 
tire, and while he was changing wheels with Walter Christianson, the tan- 
dem ran away with Bainbridge. Shortly after the lminute men were over- 
hauled and Lund was the only one able to hang on to the tandem, which 
was traveling at a 2:30 clip. Gardiner in the meantime was in pursuit of 
Bainbridge, but was unable to make up lost ground. The men in front 
were overhauled easily, and Bainbridge ran into fifth place, getting time 
prize, and breaking world's record. His time was 26:13j^. Lund had 
managed to hang on and got second time in 27:15, well under state record. 
Gardiner finished fourteenth, getting third time. Bainbridge and Gardiner 
rode Thistles fitted with Morgan & Wright tires, while Lund rode a 
Columbia. The race was won by J. M. Pike, from the 6:30 mark. The firs 
twenty men to finish were: 










J. P. Pike 

















George Lindsay 

C. Bittrick 

A. G. Bald __ 

A. G Gardiner . 

W. Nessel. 

F. J. Kugler 

W. J. Doyle 

A. Prince 




R. R. Fletcher 






William Bainbridge.. 

C. Anderson. 

LD. Lund 



John Rau. ... ... 

P. H. Peterson 

F. Schinneer 

F. J. Schubbe 


The Illinois Race. 

W. S. Snow, with a handicap of 6 minutes, walked away with the Illinois 
Cycling Club's ten-mile road race last Saturday from a field of sixty-five 
starters. The race was run in rather slow time on account of the strong 
wind blowing. F. A. Rogers, a 15-second man, walked off with time prize 
in 31 minutes. H. H. Upp, from the same mark, got second time, and W.E. 
Kenyon, third. The first twenty men to finish were: 


W. S. Snow 

R. L. Carson 

F. Beatson 

H. T. Stanwood . 

W. H. Lum 

C. H. Buehler.... 

R. B. Chase 

C. C Hammerly 
F. Pearson, Jr... 
F. H. Brown 























N. Y. Quigley. 
S. H. Barnard 

R.J. West. 
W. S.Miller ..... 
P. H. Waldram. 

T. Caree 

George D. Kent.. 
C. G. Johnson . 

W E. Metzel 32:' 

J. V. Bursite 





















The Lincoln's Race. 

The annual ten-mile road race of the Lincoln Cycling Club was run 
over the North Shore course Saturday. A. B. Horn, from the l-minute mark, 
won both time and first place in 29:12. This time, considering the strong 
wind, which prevailed, was remarkably good. The finish: 







A. B. Horn... 









A. R. Gormully 

H. L. Pound 

F Schmidtgall 

P. P. Lobig 

F. 1. Din- 


33:002 5 

33:15 3 / 5 







H. A. Bottomly... 


A P. Peck.... 

H. M. Taylor 

J. T. Swarthout . .. 

C. D. Stephens 


John Marsh. 

James Zahn 


Gotham Gossip. 

New York, August 25. — Sixty-four prizes will be awarded in the Labor 
Day twenty-five-mile road race, under the auspices of the A. C. C. of N. J. 
Carl Yon Lengerke has the affair in charge and reports many entries and 
much general interest. A. H. Barnett says he feels almost certain of his 
ability to break the existing record for the distance in a road race. 

Seventy-five wheelmen started on a run to Long Branch and return 
yesterday, at 6 a. m. They were all novices and the ride was under the 
management of the Young Men's Institute Wheelmen. Shortly after 11 
p. m. the patty reached the Battery via a Staten Island ferry boat, having 
maintained the scheduled time until a bad stretch of sandy road through 
Haunted Forest was reached, where it was impossible to ride after dark. 
The tired riders were compelled to walk their machines through this 
stretch, which lost them fully an hour. Seven ladies started, of whom three 
finishtd up in front. They were Miss Schwatz, Miss Eagleton and Mrs. 
T. Fiedrickson. The others were Miss M. E. Wilson. Miss Florence 
Stewart and the Misses Maggie and Nellie Sullivan. 

Edward Gtegoire, of the Montauk Wheelmen, is trying to get permis- 
sion to use the half-mile track of the Parkway Driving Club for an attempt 
at loweiing (or raising) the 24-hour American record. If negotiations are 
successful the attempt will be made at an early date, and that the record 
will go seems to be a sure thing. 

George H. Fitchett, also of the Montauk Wheelmen, is developing into 
a most wonderful rider. He has only been actively interested in the sport 
during this year, and yet he knocked off five miles in practice recently 
in 12:28. 

The combined century run of the Gramercy and Lexington Wheelmen 
of this city is promising big things. The route to be taken will be from 
Madison Square Garden to Islip, L. I., and return. Every one who rides is 
invited to attend. Carl Von Lengerke has been requested to act as captain 
of the run. 



Actions speak louder than words. 



CcvuisW^ TwU/ ay 

A Few Class A Events 

Which we have so tar failed to chronicle, that were won on 


At Steubenville, O., Geo. D Comstock: 

FIRST DAY— First in 2 mile handicap. First in 1 mile handicap. 
SECOND DAY— First in 1 mile handicap. First in 2 mile handicap. 
Third in half mile open. 

At "Warren, O : 

First time prize in 10 mile road race. First in 2 mile open. First in 
5 mile open. Third in 1 mile open. 

At Marysville, Mo.. W. C. Williams, of St. Joseph, Mo: 

First in 1 mile open. Third in quarter mile open. First in 3 mile 
lap race. Second in quarter mile open. 

At Rochester, N. T., T. C. TJhlen, 
First time prize in 25 mile road race. 


THE PEERLESS MFG. CO., Cleveland, Ohio. 

THE GOODYEAR RUBBER CO., San Francisco, CaU, for Pacific Coast. THE SEL,TZER-KL,AHR HDW. CO., 
S35 Market St., Philadelphia, Pa., Agents for Eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey. 

Mention Tbe Bearings 


Lot ISVILLE, Kv., August 27. — A new cycling paper has been born in 
Louisville, and is called The Cycling South. The business manager is 
15. E. Brown, while Owen Lawson, the present secretary-treasurer of Ken- 
tucky division, will handle the pastepot and scissors. It will be issued 
semi-monthly in the interest of the cycle trade and sport in the smith. The 
lirst number will be issued September 1, and thereafter on the first and 
fifteenth. Mr. Lawson is too well-known to the readers of The Bearings 
to need any further description, than there is no better posted man on 
cycling topics than he. Of Mr. Brown very little is known. He was born 
and raised in Peru, Ind., and for the past few years has been engaged in 
newspaper work in every one of the principal southern cities. 

For a long time wheelmen visiting the public parks have had a great 
deal of trouble on account of collisions with other vehicles at night. The 
greatest number of accidents have occurred on the boulevard, which is out- 
side the city limits, and is not lighted. Petitions to the park commissioners 
had no effect until last week when one of the most prominent business men 
of the city was run over and had three ribs broken. Cyclers complained 
that the drivers of the vehicles could see them on account of the lanterns, 
but would not turn out of the road, even if on the wrong side, and the 
result has been a badly damaged wheel, the rider usually escaping injury. 
After the accident referred to in the above, the park commissioners passed 
the following resolution: 

That the following additional regulations be adopted by this board as 
one of its ordinances: No vehicle shall be allowed on the parkways or in 
the public parks after dark without lights; any violation of this regulation 
shall be punished by a fine of $5. 

In the early part of the present month, it was discovered that several 
parties had entered in the Kentucky division championships, and who were 
not members of the L. A. W. at the time. The question was put to Mr. Ray- 
mond, Are these parties guilty of false entry if they did not start in the 
races? Mr. Raymond answered as follows: The mere entering of a divis- 
ion championship might be susceptible of an honest explanation (providing 
a man did not ride), which would allow us to excuse him, as he had not 
committed an injury to any competitor. Therefore, while a man would 
become liable, it does not necessarily follow that he should or must be pun- 
ished. There is a wide distinction between an actual injury inflicted, and a 
fault partially committed. 

It is now settled beyond doubt that Louisville will have a three-lap 
track. The ground has been donated free of rent for ten years, and the 
necessary amount of money has been raised to build the fences, grand stands, 
and other necessities. Through some inside information, The Bearings 

is enabled to give the names of a majority of the gentlemen who will com- 
pose the directory, a week before the organization is perfected. Samuel 
Cassidy, cashier of the Bank of Commerce, will be president; W. J. Baird 
of David Baird & Sons, will be vice-president; Edw. A. Neuhaus, Jr., of the 
German National Bank, will be treasurer; John H. Page, deputy circuit 
clerk, will be secretary, and the other directors will be O. W. Lawson, Thos. 
R. Crump, and Tony Laudenwich, the owner of the grounds. There will be 
two other directors, one each from two clubs which will delegate a member 
for the office. As soon as the organization is perfected, and the directors 
and officers elected, steps will be taken immediately to collect the sub- 
scriptions, and then the contracts will be awarded for the work necessary. 
Mr. Laudenwich has agreed to build a cement track, equal to any in the 
south, if it can be done, at least no time or money will be spared in that line. 

When the Kentucky member of the Racing Board was in the city last 
week, the following questions was put to him by the promoter of a road 
race: There is a young man in Louisville who has been suspended by the 
Racing Board from all track racing, does that suspend him, or prevent him 
from riding in a road race? Would the riding in a race with a man under 
suspension affect the amateur standing of the other contestants? At first, 
he answered no, basing his answer upon the stand taken by the Racing 
Board regarding non-interference with road racing, but after a second 
thought, the question was seen in a different light, and the question has 
been put to Mr. Raymond, whose decision will be final. 

G. M. Allison & Co. were worked by a sharper last week and are now 
short of a Columbia bicycle for which they did not receive any recompense. 
A neatly attired gentleman came into the store and stated that he was a 
traveling man in Louisville and that he had some spare time that he 
wanted to pass in riding around the city. He stated that he was unac- 
quainted in the city, but that he was registered at the Louisville Hotel. 
One of the clerks went down to the hotel and found on the register 
E. P Hall, Fenton, N.Y. Everything proving straight, no one thought to ask 
for whom he was traveling, but the wheel was given him and he left, saying 
he did not know exactly when he would return. And he did not, for the 
wheel has not yet been returned. The hotel bill was paid and the party left 
without any trace of his destination being found. The wheel was an 
almost new Columbia, No. 16,420, '94 pattern, and it is believed that it 
has gone to swell the large number of other wheels stolen in different cities 
by an organized gang. It is safe to say that a stranger will have to deposit 
the value of a wheel with the agents in the future, before he can rent a 

The Skowhegan (Me.) Wheel Club is arranging a tour to Quebec for 
bicycles and carriages. It will also give a Class A race meet on Sept. 27. 



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That the $500 chest of silver 
given as first time prize in 
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That the bicycle has a great military future before it was apparent to every 
one who had an opportunity to see what it could do when called upon during 
the recent industrial revolution. For five weeks — during the whole time, in 
fact, that the first regiment, I. N. G. was at Pullman and its vicinity — I lived 
in the "model town" as war correspondent, anil I took a special and pecu- 
liar pride in the big recognition that Colonel Turner, the commanding officer 
of the district, gave to the cycle as an instrument of war. 

In the first place the gallant colonel is a friend of the cycle, and of 
cyclists. All of my readers who were fortunate enough to attend the big 
banquet at the Auditorium two years ago will remember that fine officer. 
The affair was in honor of Colonel Burdett, then president of the L. A. W. 
It was given just after the Pullman road race, and a few weeks after the first 
relay ride, I mean that originated and so successfully conducted by The 
Bearings. We had at table that memorable evening 250 cyclists of Chi- 
cago. At the speakers' table were the lamented Carter H. Harrison, Major- 
General Miles, the commanding officer of the Department of Missouri, U. S- 
Army, with his staff; Colonel Burdett, the Rev. Dr. Thomas, chaplain of the 
First Regiment; Charley Graham, the inimitable artist of Harpers, Colonel 
Pope, and a few other prominent people. Colonel Turner was toast-master, 
and a good one at that, one of the most happy 1 have ever seen. 

Well, on that occasion the bicycle was discussed from every point of 
view, and the unstinted praise that Genera! Miles lavished on it from a mili- 
tary standpoint made every one that heard him aware of the fact that the 
general is several centuries ahead of some few of his fellow high officers in 
the army. 

But I am wandering. I started out to say something about the work 
done by the wheel in the late campaign at Pullman and I must stick to my 
text. The First Regiment, being made up of the flower of Chicago's young 
manhood, has, of course, its proportion of wheelmen on its roll. Several of 
the officers are cyclists and there is no end to the cyclist-sergeants and the 
cyclist-privates in the regiment. The first thing Colonel Turner did after his 
arrival with his men at the Pullman district was to pitch his tents at Ford- 
ham. The next thing he did was to send out for four bicycles. 

"Adjutant," said the colonel, "send out and bring in four good bicycles. 
I don't care where you get them." 

Adjutant De Remer knows the colonel and knows his own job. But 
the command he received was a stunner. Where could he get bicycles at 
Fordham. He had never been to Fordham in his life and he didn't know 
who had bicycles. But he had, like the whole world besides, heard of the 
Pullman road race and he divined that Pullman itself must be near by. He 
could, so he argued to himself, get bicycles at Pullman if they were to be 
got anywhere. And so the shrewd adjutant just telegraphed to Major Tol- 
man who had command of the battalion stationed in the Hotel Florence, 
Pullman, the following message: 

Major Tolman: Send at once four bicycles (any make) to this post. By command of 
Col. Turner De Remer, Adjutant. 

"Great heavens!" exclaimed the major when he clapped his eye on 
this message. "Bicycles! what do they want them for? Well, I suppose 
we'll have to get them. Captain!" 

The captain who was the major's adjutant approached and saluted. 

"Send out," ordered the major, "and get four bicycles. Send them at 
once to Colonel Turner's headquarters at Fordham." 

The captain saluted with the stolidity of a wooden cigar sign, went into 
the next room and wrote on a slip of paper, "Send four bicycles at once to 
headquarters." "Orderly!" 

The orderly came. "Just give to Lieutenant Cole," he said. 

The orderly looked up Lieutenant Cole and handed him the major's 
order. Lieutenant Cole was in a pretty fix. Bicycles ! There wasn't a 
bicycle in sight. While the brave lieutenant was standing on the porch of 
the hotel looking across the Oklahoma-like stretch of land that marks the 
domain of the Marquis of Pullman toward the west, he saw three working 
men riding up on old, solid-tired wheels. 

"Guard !" roared the lieutenant, "seize those wheels !" A corporal and 
four men at once tumbled down from the porch, and in the next half second 
the three solid-tired cycles were stacked up near the porch and a soldier 
guarding them. The trio of working men got out of range across the lawn 
as fast as their legs could carry them. 

Unfortunately, the lieutenant had orders for four wheels, and here he 
had but three. Where was the other one to come from? While he was 
chewing his cud over it, big beads of sweat standing out on his forehead, 

the only dude in Pullman chanced t<> tide up to the hotel, on a brand new 

"Guard !" once more roared the lieutenant, "seize that wheel !" 

Once more was the stem order obeyed, and another cyclist was left dis- 
consolate. Indeed, the poor boy was glad to have a reasonably large share 
of his life left him, to say nothing at all of the wheel. The four wheels 
were piled into one of the Pullman company's delivery wagons and dis- 
patched to the colonel's headquarters, two miles north. 

In just three-quarters of an hour after issuing his command the colonel 
had his four wheels. 

"It's a mixed lot," said the colonel, smiling, "hut I suppose it's got to 

Then he told his adjutant to send out for four men in the regiment who 
ride well on the wheel. This command was more easily filled, and presently 
in trooped two sergeants and two privates, spick and span as if they had 
just been turned out of a band box. 

"Now, gentlemen," said the colonel as he sized up the party, "I've got 
my bicycle courier service organized." 

And he had. And a first-class service it was too. The next day the 
four wheels were brought back to Pullman to be ultimately restored to their 
owners, I believe, and four nice, clean, new, heavyweight wheels brought 
down from the city. The four couriers used their wheels daily. For the 
first week they had a pretty hard time of it. The strikers, catching them 
abroad at night, pelted them with stones, and one of the boys (I am sorry I 
can't tell you his name), stopped a malicious fellow and made him run into 
camp before the muzzle of a tremendous colt's revolver. So fierce did the 
aggressors become that it was found necessary to make the courier service 
a secret one, which was done. 

After that the service became almost indispensable, for it was really a 
secret service. The soldiers in ordinary cycling dress rode freely by day 
and night among the strikers and brought back valuable information to 

The service was quite useful in many ways. One night I was sitting in 
the colonel's room after he had moved his headquarters from the field at 
Fordham to the Hotel Florence in Pullman. A message came to him by 
telegraph from Brigadier-General Wheeler in the city wanting to know if 
there was a fire in the Pullman district. The colonel at once ordered the 
cycle service, now increased to the number of eight, to go out and scout the 
entire country. In less than an hour the whole corps had returned with the 
word that there was no fire of any dimensions in the district. This is only 
one incident among many in which the cycle was constantly used. 

The service, by the way, was no joke. It was hard work and there 
was no grade of troops at Pullman that earned its soldier-like appearance 
on the return better than the chaps who did cycle duty. It was, as may be 
imagined, a dangerous service too, but luckily the boys all escaped serious 
injury from contact with the revolutionists. 

That the cycle is useful in time of war was proved by one fact in the 
Pullman campaign. As soon as the other side found out that the state was 
using cycles it organized a wheel scout service of its own and the officers 
of the First admitted that these emissaries of the strikers, shooting by at all 
hours and at a pace which made it impossible for a whole company of 
cavalry to stop them, were a greater source of annoyance to law and order 
than 1,000 rioters. The revolutionists had a perfect system of cycle 
scouting and its work between the headquarters of the Debs party at 
Kensington and the headquarters of the troops at Pullman was of vast 
assistance to the cause in the early and exciting stage of the work. 

Among the regular army officers who have an abiding faith in the 
great utility of the wheel in war is Lieutenant O'Brien of the Fifth Infantry, 
who told me one day while aboard his patrol train that no army, in his 
opinion, is complete without a full and complete equipment of cycles in 
every department of the service where the wheel can be used. 

But, of course, the wheel has not been given its proper share of credit 
in this fight. Its triumph is coming, however, and all we need to see it, is a 
little more vigorous and extensive action. 


Provo, Utah, August 29. — Evans won the three-mile championship 
here today in a heavy wind in 8:14%. He also won the half-mile open, 
Class A, Weiler finishing a close second in both races. Nels Nelson was a 
winner in the Utah County championship. Boles won the quarter-mile 
open in Class B, defeating Collier by a length, and Collier retaliated by 
beating Boles in the one-mile handicap by starting from the 100-yard mark 
and beating Boles by the amount of his handicap. These were the only 
Class B men in the races today. Ziegler, Foster and Pierce having left for 
home a heavy rain storm stopped further racing. 


Half-mile open Class A.— C. M. Kvans, first; Geo. L. Weiler, second; G. Mclutyre, 
third. Time, 1:17 '/s . 

CJuarter-mile open. Class B.— O. E. Boles, first; Jas. Collier, second. Time, :88. 

Three-mile state championship.— C. M. Evans, first, Geo. Weiler. second; T. S. Jensen, 
third. Time, 8:14 Vs. 

One-mile handicap, Class B.— Jas. Collier, first; O. E. Boles, second. Time, 2:25 Vs. 

One-mile, Utah County championship— Nels Xelson. first; Theo Samuelson, second; 
Will March, third. Time, 2:57 - .-, . 

A. E. Smith, a letter carrier, will leave Chicago tomorrow for New York 
after the Stanwood's record. He will ride Morgan & Wright tires. 



Vol. I. 

CHICAGO, AUGUST 31, 1894. 

No. 26. 

Published every Friday by 



142-148 W. Washington St., Chicago. 


Models 1 8 to 22, Racers, $1 50. 

Model 25— Road Wheel. $135; Palmer tires and wood rims 

Model 27— Road Wheel. $128: M. &VV. tires and wood rims 

Model 29-Road Wheel. $125: M. & W. tires and steel rims 

Model 30— Ladies' Wheel. $125. 


The Fowler Truth will be found at all Fowler 
agencies— so will the Fowler wheel. 

Direct all communications to The Fowler Truth, 
142-148 W. Washington St.. Chicago. 

Illustrator. Charlcs A. Cox. 


Hanson rode a Fowler King B on 
his record ride. 

Those Fowler bearings do their share 
in making competitors yell — "As good 
as the Fowler." 

One of the world's champions on 
being asked at the Denver meet where 
his trainer was, remarked: "He's at 
the factory trying to get me a decent 
wheel built." This is not hearsay, 

One thing here: The Hill Cycle 
Mfg. Co. has never constructed a 
"special" racing wheel. We can make 
affidavit to the fact that no one Fowler 
ever receives more attention than 
an other. Every wheel is a sample, 
every wheel is a special. How many 
manufacturers can so affirm and back it 
up? Our every day "samples" and 
"specials" are what make 'em yell, 
"As good as the Fowler." 

Some time ago we noted in an "ad" 
that So and So, in a long ride, had to 
stop and clean the mud out of his 
bearings. Hanson rode through mud 
and water for 7 hours and his bearings 
came through clean. Although obliged 
to dismount and have the mud scraped 
from front fork and rear forks, owing 
to the close build of his light wheel, 
yet his bearings fulfilled our claim for 
them — dust and mud proof. 


"Where is the fellow who said the 
Fowler wasn't a winner? Where is he? 
Five firsts, two seconds, three thirds, 
out of seven events. The way to do it 
'is to do it on a Fowler.' Ask the boys 
who rode them." — [From ad of Ives & 
Jennings, Oneonta, N. Y.] 


A. A. Hanson, the new twenty-four hour 
champion, is king at long dis- 
tance riding. 

Some of his wonderful performances this 
season on a Fowler. 

A. A. Hanson, who electrified the 
cycling world by his marvelous 
twenty-four-hour ride, is, without a 
doubt, the greatest road rider in the 
world. Last season he won the 
Morgan & Wright prize for the 
greatest number of mileage on their 
tires (8,114), and also one for the most 
meritorious single performance (224 
miles in 20 hours 10 minutes). His 
twenty-four-hour ride, part of which 
was made in the dark and in a drizzling 
rain, is without an equal. Under 
favorable conditions he can put the 
world's record " out of sight." He has 
never participated in track events, his 
forte being in hard road riding. He 
intends going again, and, if conditions 
are favorable, you may look for a smash 
in records heretofore unheard of. 

This year, beginning in March and 
up to July 15, this wonderful man has 
ridden 10,000 miles. He has taken 
every precaution that his mileage could 
not be doubted and has special cards 
printed for the noting of time of 
arrival at every town he passes through, 
having one signed by the postmaster, 
or some well-known person. 

So much for the unapproachable 
champion. As to the wheel he rides — 
the Fowler — his marvelous perform- 
ances on it add to its many triumphs 
a grand victory, the like of which no 
other wheel has ever known, or can 
honestly lay claim to. Our claims and 
statements at times may seem greatly 
exaggerated, yet to those of you who 
have followed us, you know that we 
make no idle bluffs, no untruthful 
statements. It is not needed that we 
gull the public about our wheel — it 
speaks for itself in such a forcible 
manner that our competitors continue 
to yell 

"As good as the Fowler." 


The Allegheny - Bakerstown thirty- 
five mile road race, first place and time 
prize on Fowler Bantam, ridden by 
B. G. Gable. 

Findlay, Ohio. — One first, one sec- 

Paw Paw, 111. — Two firsts, three 
seconds, two thirds. 

Watertown, N. Y. — First place and 
first time, road race. 

Dover, Del., State Championship. — 
two firsts, two seconds, two thirds. 

Chicago. — First and time Clover 
Club's road race, three seconds, two 

Duluth, Minn. — Two firsts. 

Neillsville, Wis. — Four firsts, one 

Steubenville, Ohio. — Two firsts, two 
seconds, three thirds. World's Record 
for boys under sixteen for half mile in 
the remarkable time of 1 :07 1-5, beating 
the previous record made at Cleveland 
by 5 4-5 seconds. Fowlers also hold 
track records. 

Rome, N. Y. — First in one half mile 
one-legged championship races, and 
the clipping off of some 5 to 20 seconds 
on all distances up to two miles by J. B. 
Cunningham, the undisputed one- 
legged champion of the world. He 
rode a twenty-pound Fowler King B. 

Ottawa, Kan. — Two firsts, one third, 
second time prize, five-mile road race. 

Laramie, Wyo. — Harris clips 3 
seconds off of third-mile record on 

Mexico. — Five firsts, one second, 
first place and first time, ten-mile rood 
race; third place same race. 

Portland, Ore. — Two firsts. Chester 
Murphy has now won four out of five 
of the ten-mile match ra~es, getting 
time prize in each as well as first place. 

Pontiac, 111. — First place and first 
time in fifteen-mile road race, also 
second and third places, and second 

Greenville, Ohio. — One second, one 

Oxford, Penn. — James Gebhart, of 
Wilmington, Del., on Fowler Bantam, 
wins the mile open from large field. 
The pleasing part about this win is in 
the fact that Mr. Gebhart owns a 

twenty-one and a half pound S , 

and borrowed a twenty-two pound 
Fowler from the Pyle Cycle Co., saying 
that he could "go faster" on a Fowler 
than his own wheel. 

Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. — Four firsts. 


8 ^%S 


The Bearings has more than twice the circulation ot any independent 
journal among the cycle riders, the cycle trade, and kindred trades. Ad- 
vertising rates on application. 


Speaking of the Chicago cycle show the Sporting Goods Dealer says: 
It is rather early as yet to sell space for 1895 cycle shows, and to discuss 
with such energy as that which has of late characterized the pages of the 
cycling press, the advisability of holding the recognized show of the year at 
this, that, or at the other point. The aggressive action of Chicago, however, 
in organizing for the evident purpose of disputing honors with New York, 
has given a zest and interest to the cycle show question which renders the 
matter of "proper season" for discussion, one of little consideration. The 
entry of the western metropolis upon the lists for cycle show honors, is pre- 
cisely what Sporting Goods Dealer anticipated and suggested in February 
last, after the close of the successful show at Madison Square Garden. Hav- 
ing been a Chicagoan ourselves, we well knew that Chicago was too ambi- 
tious and the center of too great a consistency in the cycle trade, to quietly 
accept the conditions created by New York, and calmly see the west send- 
ing its product eastward for exhibition purposes. Chicago was just as sure 
to hold a cycle show this year, as was New York to repeat the artistic 
success it scored last January, and to the Dealer, the holding of too great 
cycle exhibits, preparatory to the active season of an approaching year, one 
at New York, and one at Chicago, is in every way desirable, provided there 
is no clashing of dates for the two fixtures. If there is the slightest inclina- 
tion to consult their own interests upon the part of both exhibitors and pro- 
jectors, there will assuredly be no difficulty in arranging different dates 
within the same month, if preferred, for both exhibits, with sufficient time 
between, for the transfer of exhibits from one to the other point. 

Distinct and Separate Exhibits. 

In this connection, however, we believe that there will be few if any 
exhibits at one show that will be identically the same as at the other. Every 
leading eastern manufacturer has either a branch house or an accredited 
agent at Chicago; likewise the majority of western makers have estab- 
lished eastern agencies. Thus the necessity for a transfer of exhibits will 

be done away with, by simply commissioning the territorial representatives 
in their respective sections to secure space and make as creditable an 
exhibit as possible. 

Beyond question this condition of things will give 

A Sectional Coloring 

to each show. This is inevitable. The New York show will be quite 
certain to result in a gathering more eastern in character than it is western 
while the western manufacturers will, in person, probably be present at the' 
Chicago exhibit in far greater force than they attend the New York show. 
That this will be true of the purchasing contingent at both exhibits, is 
altogether likely. The percentage of western dealers who would come to 
New York during cycle show week, to look over the coming season's pros- 
pective product, could scarcely be a large one, for the reason that whether 
they handled eastern or western goods, they can by virtue of the agency 
system in vogue, purchase in Chicago to equal advantage and save the con- 
siderable expense of a journey to, and a fortnight's stay in New York city. 
The same conditions would naturally deter an eastern dealer from visiting 
the Chicago exhibit, and for these reasons, it seems to us, that taking the 
vast territory of the country into consideration, a show in the west — at 
" Chicago — has become as desirable an undertaking as has a show in New 
York. For the same reasons we also believe that neither show will be 
national in character, or rather that one will have no more right to claim 
this broad and high sounding title than will the other. Existing conditions 
will make each necessarily sectional in character, although each may 
become really a national exhibit, if manufacturers, both east and west, 
should find it to their advantage, as we believe they will, to be represented 
at the one as prominently as at the other. 

There Should he no Rivalry. 

It has been claimed by those more particularly interested in the 
eastern than in the western exhibit, that this and that manufacturer has 
positively announced his intention not to exhibit at Chicago, and these 
claims have been uttered in tones of exultation that betokened a spirit 
of rivalry, which, to us, seemed wholly uncalled for and out of place. New 
York, were it twice as big and influential as it is, could not stop Chicago in 
its present effort to outdo, or at least equal, the east in the production of a 
cycle builder's exhibit. Chicago will hold her show, and with the list of 
prominent manufacturers she can enroll from within a circuit of 250 miles 
of her city hall, coupled with the fact that she is distant nearly a thousand 
miles from New York, her exhibit will be pretty sure to go through with a 
hurrah and an enthusiasm that will make it a most gratifying success, 
provided of course the management is in competent hands. 

The Denver branch of the Overman Wheel Co. 


The new and well-equipped factory buildings of the Syracuse Cycle 
Co., Syracuse, N. Y., are located on the corner of W. Genesee and P'ayette 
streets, and may be conveniently reached by taking a Fayette street 
car, or by a Genesee street car. Or, better yet, ride a Syracuse bicycle. 
From the factory there is a very fine view of the entire city and Onondaga 
Lake, from which comes a most invigorating breeze, even on the most 
sultry day in summer. The entire plant is well lighted with electricity 
from their own new electric lighting plant, just completed. The buildings 
are also fitted with automatic sprinklers for fire, and a well-drilled fire 
brigade, composed of the factory employes, has been organized. 

The building in which the offices are situated is of frame construction, 
and connected on the upper floors with main building by a covered passage- 
way. On the first floor of this building is the main office, an elegantly 
appointed office of J. C. Bowe, vice-president of the company, stationary- 
room, aressing-rooTis, shipping-rooms, etc. On the second floor is the 
private office of John A. Mundy, factory superintendent, and the crating- 
rooms. The third floor contains the drafting and experimental rooms in 
charge of William Van Wagoner, who is also factory inspector. A full line 
of machines are tastefully arranged on this floor for show purposes. 

The main building is of brick, and built fireproof as far as practical. 
In the basement of this building are the extensive forge shops and the case- 
hardening department with its glowing furnaces. On the first floor are the 
main machine shops, tool-making department, and stockrooms for unfinished 
stock. The electric light plant is also located on this floor. On a level 
between this floor and 
the office building is 
the brick power- 
house, with necessary 
engine, boilers, fire 
pump, etc. On the 
second floor is the 
polishing department, 
with its solid rows of 
polishing machines, 
and glancing at it the 
room seems a perfect 
network of belts. The 
nickel-plating is done 
in a separate room on 
one end of this floor, 
where all work is first 
coated with a heavy 
deposit of copper 
before being plated in 
the nickel solutions. 

The second floor 
is probably as inter- 
esting as any in the 
building, as it is where 
the bicycle begins to 
show some resem- 
blance to a finished 
machine. The frames 
and forks are all 
fitted together here, 
brazed and filed, and 
turned over to the en- 
ameling department 
on the same floor. The 
gas used in the braz- 
ing — and, in fact, in 

all places where heat is used in the manufacturing operations — comes 
from a large Gilbert & Barker gas machine just put in; and this, in 
connection with other things, makes the plant independent as regards 
heat, light, power, etc. The enameling ovens used on this floor aTe 
made in the building, and are a novelty, being very large, yet 
portable, and heated independently of each other. There are several of 
these in course of construction. On the fourth floor are the stockrooms for 
finished small stock, and for finished frames, forks and wheels. The 
assembling and wheel making departments are also on this floor. All 
finished machines after their completion arc taken across the elevated 
passageway to the inspecting room, then to the crating room, and then 
shipped. The remainder of the room in this building which is not utilized 
for other purposes is used for storage. 

rims and G. & J. racing tires. C. S. Wells, whose weight is 203 pounds, and 
who did such brilliant work at Denver, rode a sixteen-pound Rambler racer, 
fitted with steel rims. 


Florence, Ala.— The Florence Cycle Co. has enlarged the capacity of its factory, 
adding new machinery and tools. 

Toronto, Can.— The Comet Cycle Co. has been given a permit by the city commis- 
sioners for the erection of a bicycle factory, to cost $.'5,000. 

New York, N. V.— Persons & Muller Co., bicycle saddles, at 50 West Sixty-seventh 
street, sold out by sheriff, stock bringing $550. 

Oshkosh, Wis.— The Kundell Hardware Co.. incorporated by Joseph B. Rundell, John 
D. Bowes, and Charles C. Rundell. Capital stock $8,000. Bicycles and bicycle supplies 
will be handled. 

Washington, D. C— W. S. McArthur, bicycles, at 701 Twelfth street, N. \\ '.. 
arrested on charge of assault preferred aeainst William Barry, who was riding bicycle on 
street, when McArthur stopped him and wanted to look at the wheel, the boy owing him a 
balance on the machine. Barry refused to do this, when he was seized and taken off. 

Westboro, .Mass.- The Densmore-Yost Co., incorporated with a capital stock of 
$250,000, 2,500 shares, value of each share $100. Directors. Edward C. Bates, president; 
Clint Rowdebush, treasurer, and Henry I.. Chase. The company will manufacture, deal 
in, buy and sell bicycles, tricycles, sleighs, and wheel supplies. 

Clyde, Ohio.— The Elmo Mfg. Co., bicycle manufacturers forget a large factory and 
better shipping facilities, and purchase a plant in this place, and are installing the most 
improved machinery. 

Oxford, Miss.— Oxford Hardware Co. has been organized with a capital stock of 
$10,000, and will commence business in September. Correspondence invited concerning 
bicycle agency and bicycle supplies. 

Newport, R. I. — G. (i. & A. H. Popple, bicycles, on record as having recently pur- 
chased real estate. 

Newbury, Ont.— Djbbin Bros., hardware, bicycles, etc., partnership dissolved, 

G. B. Dobbin continuing 
the business. 

Toledo, Ohio.— The 
Snell Cycle Fittings Co. 
have shut down to make 
necessary changes in their 
factory. New machinery 
and boilers will be added, 
three new buildings have 
been erected, and will be 
used by the lamp force, 
and for stockrooms. The 
factory has been running 
with a force of 325 men, 
which will be doubled 
when operations are re- 

Des Moines. Iowa.— 
The Pacemaker Bicycle 
Co., successors to the 
Kenyon Bicycle Co., report 
affairs of company in good 
shape, and doing a good 

Port Jervis, N. V. - 
The Bredder-Allen Cycle 
Co., at Paterson, N. J., 
seeking factory location 
here, to employ 100 hands, 
and to manufacture 10,000 
wheels annually. If nego- 
tiations are successfully 
con .luded, a $25,000 plant 
will be erected. This com- 
pany manufactures the 
Condor bicycles. 

Worcester, Ma>\ 
The Wire Goods Co. re- 
cently added new and im- 
proved machinery, to 
manufacture bicycle 
spokes. The company have 
fifty claims for patents 
on this machinery, pend- 
ing at the patent office. 

Jackson. Mich. — The 
Fostoria Buggy Co., of 
Fostoria, Ohio, is reported to be preparing to establish a bicycle sulky factory here. 

Indianatolis, Ind.— Roots & Co., bicycles, recently failed, have made proposition to 
creditors of settlement at the rate of 50 cents on the dollar. 

Geneva, Ohio.— Geneva Cycle Co. has been organized with a capital stock of $100,000, 
with J. A. Turner president; H. L. Turner, of Chicago, vice-president; C 1. Chamberlain. 
Geneva, secretary and treasurer; A. F. Alderman, and C. H. Munger. of Geneva, and D. S. 
Hitchcock, of Chicago, with the foregoing, as directors. Mr. Hitchcock will be superin- 
tendent. The works were formerly located at Chicago. 

Freeport. 111.— The Freeport Bicycle Mfg. Co., plant sold to the National Sewing 
Machine Co., of Belvidere. 111., and will be removed to that place at once. 
North Adams, Mass.— McLaren Bros., bicycles, gone out of business. 
New' York, N. Y.— Ira Perego & Co., bicycles, sporting goods, etc.. offering creditors 
cash settlement at 45 cents on the dollar, or good time paper, or 50 cents on the dollar. 

Doings of the Ramhler. 

The Rambler people are justly proud of late performances on- their 
wheels and tires. Bliss, Githens, Lumsden, and Ziegler have, during the 
past two weeks, established seven new world's records. At the national 
meet, Ziegler, Wells, and Foster, hitherto unknown except on the Pacific 
coast, romped away from the cracks of the land, carrying away half of 
the possible first B prizes, winning in all eighteen out of a possible forty- 
Iwo prizes, breaking two world's records, and winning the national 
quarter, one and two mile championships. Chas. H. Roth, at Cincinnati, 
recently created a new state 1-hour record, going 22 miles and 1,251% 
yards in the hour. All this was done on Rambler bicycles fitted with steel 

They Did It on the St earns. 

George Redfern who broke the world's half-mile record for boys under 
sixteen at Steubenville, Ohio, August 2, in 1:07-5, was mounted on a Stearns 
racer. At Suffolk, Va., August 2, a new world's record for an unpaced half 
mile, without handle-bars, was made by Walter Fckhert in 1:16, mounted on 
a Stearns. M. F. Carter, mounted on a Stearns, rode an unpaced quarter in 
:31 flat, establishing a new Virginia state record. At Syracuse, N. \\, 
August 14, C. Edward Wood on a Stearns Special established a new five- 
mile New York state road competition record; time, 14:26. At Leavenworth, 
Kas., August 8 and 9, G. A. Maxwell won the half-mile and one-mile state 
championships on a Stearns. Out of three Class A events at Denver, 
August lfi, three prizes to each, riders of Stearns wheels won seven. 




London, August 18. — I have been giving some attention during the last 
few weeks to the advertisements of second-hand machines which have 
appeared in the various cycling and other journals which make a specialty 
of this department, and have been surprised at the total number of cycles 
which are week by week placed before the public by this means. The 
prices, too, are often absurdly low, and there is little wonder that the trade 
in new machines is so depressed when there are so many really first-class 
cycles to be obtained at about a quarter their initial cost. The only cause 
for wonderment is what are the owners going to do? Are they intending to 
give up the sport? If so, it argues ill for the trade. For my own part, I 
think that the advertisements emanate for the most part from men who 
"know a bit," and who are taking advantage of the present price-cutting 
tactics to make an honest(?) penny. I have lately heard of several machines 
being ordered for this or that man's own riding, which have found their way 
into the second-hand market within a month from the date of delivery. 
This is even a worse form of swindling the trade than the bogus agent busi- 
ness, which is now so common. Of course, apart from this particular deal- 
ing in the best machines, there is a good deal of stuff being palmed off 
upon the public at the present time which is utterly worthless. Many of 
the machines are evidently manufactured purposely for the second-hand 
market, but, nevertheless, there are numbers of good cycles to be picked 
up cheap by those who know their way about. The specially made 
machines are for the most part rubbish, a fact from which the legitimate 
trade no doubt suffers considerably in the long run, though indirectly. 
These monstrosities are calculated to disgust the novice who is just taking 
to the sport, and his ill-success with them may, and no doubt often does, 
result in his giving up cycling. Still, I don't see what is to be done, seeing 
that the English wheel papers calmly accept any 
advertisement which may be sent them, so long 
as the needful stamps are inclosed. 

I hear that, owing, I presume, to the craze for 
cheapness, there have been many complaints 
respecting the bad running of chains this season. 
With regard to the cheap machines I am not so 
much surprised — indeed, considering the prices at 
which some of these cycles are now turned out, I 
am only astonished that the wheels even revolve 
at all — but I can hardly credit the statements and 
complaints which I have heard respecting the 
chains of many of the high-grade safeties manu- 
factured by the larger firms. The other day, how- 
ever, I had some experience in the matter, when 
trying a machine constructed by one of the best, if 
not the best, firms in this country. I found that 
although the machine ran perfectly on the level 
and downhill, yet uphill the chain creaked and 
banged in the most alarming manner. Examina- 
tion showed that the pitch of the gear wheel on 
the driving hub was not correct, another proof 
that manufacturers are too often content with 
spinning the wheels of their machines and judging 
their running powers under the most favorable 
conditions. The most extraordinary thing about 
the matter is that last year the firm in question 
fitted one of the sweetest running chains in the market. 

Seeing the mania there has been for toe-clips and such like contriv- 
ances, I am rather surprised that Lawson's pulling pedals have not proved 
a greater commercial success. Perhaps it is the fact that a special attach- 
ment to the shoe is necessary that has prevented these pedals becoming 
popular, but whatever the cause may be, very few are in actual use. The 
side plates of the pedals are slotted in such a manner as to form hooks into 
which two screws, projecting from the sides of the sole of the shoe, catch 
when the rider pulls backward and upward. I have ridden a few miles 
with these pedals and find that they give an excellent grip to the foot, but 
1 did not discern much advantage in the matter of power. By the way, I 
had the question propounded to me the other day as to whether the use of 
toe-clips or any other method of catching the feet to the pedals does not 
lead to slovenly action. With regard to ordinary toe-clips I am inclined to 
say yes, within certain limits, but with Lawson's pedals this objection can 
not be urged, as, unlike toe-clips, they allow the foot to slide forward, and, 
therefore, necessitate a certain amount of ankling. 

The Pneumatic Cycle Brake Co., of Manchester, have further improved 
their brake, though honestly I can't say that I think it will ever come into 
general use. However, for those who only require a brake when they are 
touring it is no doubt a good thing. As made at present it consists of a 
pneumatic chamber which is attached by short tubes and clips to the rear 
forks or diagonal of the frame of the machine, in such a position that when 
the air chamber is inflated by squeezing the pneumatic ball on the handle- 
bar, which is connected with it by a flexible tube, it presses against the tire 
of the rear wheel. I am told that this brake is very powerful, and it cer- 
tainly has the advantage of being applied to the rear wheel, which is, with- 
out doubt, by far the best place for the brake on the rear-driving safety, 
having in view the light front forks and frames which are now in general 

I have been experimenting with Smith's covers on the tires of my 
machine, and have foun'd a great improvement so far as puncturing is con- 

cerned, and also a great diminution in the tendency to side-slip. The 
shields are made of compressed rubber, and hence in addition to offering 
considerable resistance to sharp objects, do not gape open should a cut 
occur. They are rapidly coming into general use, and the price is low, 81 
each, I believe, so that everything is in their favor. 

A dreadful novelty, remotely connected with the cycle trade, has just 
been brought out, namely, the patent cycle revolver handle. This, as its 
name implies, is a revolver constructed in such a manner as to form a 
handle for the machine when not being put to its life-destroying purpose. 
I should not care to ride a cycle so fitted myself, but then my nerves arc- 
weak. Perhaps the arrangement might catch on in your country. 

Wn.i. n' the Wisp. 


Morgan *WrightTires 
are good tires 





Morgan & Wright 

Xi w YORK, August 27. — The regularity with which Sidney B. Bowman, 
956 Eighth avenue, loses wheels which he has rented out, is becoming the 
talk of the trade. About three times each week a bicycle which he has 
rented to some honest(?) person fails to find its way back to the store, until 
Sid has gone to the trouble and expense of putting men on the track of 
same. Strange to relate, the machines are invariably found in short order 
and recovered. Two cases which occurred last week were as follows: On 
Saturday last a Columbia wheel was rented from the store, and as it had 
not been returned by the following Monday afternoon, an investigation was 
started which caused the affable young dealer to learn that the fellow was 
a thief, whose photo adorned the rogues' gallery. Bowman gave the wheel 
up as lost, when, to his surprise, a boy brought it in with the intelligence 
that a man gave him instructions of how to return it. The same day Bow- 
man dispatched one of his assistants down town to deliver a machine to a 
customer. When the assistant had found the right 
man in the big office building, he returned to the 
sidewalk to get the bicycle, but it was gone. But 
with the proverbial good fortune which seems to 
protect him, he received word from the janitor of 
the building telling that the wheel had been taken 
charge of by him to prevent its being stolen. 
These are only two cases of the way things have 
run during the past. Business seems to have taken 
a good turn of late with Mr. Bowman, who con- 
tinues to negotiate sales the same as though it was 
spring time instead of fall. 

The Herald Cycle Co., 114 Nassau street, are 
selling brand new Raleighs of last year's pattern 
for $59. The manner in which these people buy 
up auction lots of wheels, allow them to sell them so 
remarkably low. 

The special department for ladies and children, 
which the Equitable General Providing Co., of 29 
Broadway, has prepared, has created a deal of 
favorable comment in the cycling fraternity. For 
§5 down and $6.25 per month for one year, this 
company sell Crescents and other good wheels. 
For $15 down and $9.50 per month for one year, 
either a Rambler, Victor, Liberty, or Phoenix can 
be secured. 

Columbias, Crescents, Hartfords, and Fultons 
are also being sold by the Brooklyn Cycle Co. on the installment plan. 
Their store, at 555 Fulton street, presents a busy appearance for this sea- 
son of the year. The branch store, at 1215 Bedford avenue, have nothing 
to complain of, business at both places being entirely satisfactory. Manager 
S. F. Frasick is to be congratulated on the amount of trade transacted this 
year. The Fulton especially seemed to create an excellent impression 
among customers. 

Arthur E. Preyer, 1 Park place, has secured some of the stock of C. F. 
Stokes & Co., who went under recently. The bargains which Preyer offers 
in Sterlings and other high-grade makes, including Unions, Victors, and 
Raleighs, is something remarkable. 

Last Thursday, at the factory of the "Simplicity 47" tires, in Passaic, 
N. J., a tire was pumped up to 450 pounds pressure without it bursting or 
exploding. This is fifty pounds more than was ever tested before, and 
demonstrates quite plainly how hard it would be to dislocate this one of 
Elliott Burris' latest ideas in tires. Next year will surely be a grand one for 
the sport and trade as well, and Simplicity tires seem capable of scoring a 
tremendous hit. 

The American Ormonde Cycle Co., 10 Barclay street, arc experiencing 
an unusually busy month, far in excess of any preceding August. Mr. 
Underhill, of the company, says that they have no reason at all to complain 
of the past season's business. The public are not slow in taking advantage 
of the extraordinary low prices placed on Raleighs, Crescents, Dauntless, 
and Oxfords, which this company carry. 

Stephen T. Moen, the manager of Wilson-Myers' uptown Liberty store, 
at 1786 Broadway, is out with a suggestion that the seasons lie changed, so 
as to read, winter, spring, summer, and the bicycle season. He says that, 
judging from his sales of late. September, October, and November will 
prove the best months of the year for Liberties. The instruction depart- 
ment, which is so conveniently located, adjacent to Central Park and the 
boulevard, affords an excellent place to learn the "trick." Competent 
men are in charge, and have all they care to do to teach the many patrons 


G. Minturn Worden, of the Remington Arms Co.'s bicycle department 
looks hale and hearty after his vacation at the seashore. Worden is 
undoubtedly one of the most popular men in the local trade, and justly so, 
for none are so willing to take and give a joke as the smiling manager of 
the Remington store. Over one thousand wheels have been disposed of 
since August 1, which speaks well for the sterling merit of the machine and 
the personal popularity of Mr. Worden. 

William H. Schumacher, at one time a prominent racing man in the 
east and a member of the Berkely Athletic Club team, has decided to retire 
from business. He has been located on Flatbush avenue, Brooklyn, for 
several years past, but has gradually sunk lower and lower until at last he 
is entirely submerged, and all because he did not believe in advertising. 
Schumacher is selling his stock at practically your own figures. He carried 
Eclipse wheels, Keatings, Royals, and Imperials. 

E. J. Day, local manager for the Western Wheel Works' office at 35 
Barclay street, is showing "a chainless, spokeless" machine, which attracts 
a huge amount of interest. It is a relic, and while it does not raise its maker 
to a very high level of mechanical ability, it certainly does place him at the 
head of the class, from a point of making "something" out of nothing. The 
wheels are made of barrel heads and the backbone is fully five inches in 
diameter and made from the crotch of a tree. Nails, hinges, and rough 
lumber complete the material used, not to forget the tires, which are 
"hose pipes," if any were ever placed on a machine. They are nailed on 
and are perfectly flat, but they are pieces of the genuine article — hose pipe. 
The price is not listed, but it is understood that the machine is worth its 
weight in gold. 

L. C. Jandorf & Co., 118 West One Hundred and Twenty-fifth street, 
are selling a lot of shop-worn wheels of standard make at §45. They are 
perfectly new, some of them being also this year's pattern. The twenty- 
four-pound Sterlings at $135, however, are really creating more of a stir 
than all the low-priced bargains in the store. 

The offices of the New York branch of Roger B. McMullen & Co., in 
the Mutual Reserve Building, 309 Broadway, are simply superb. Situated 
as they are on the eleventh floor, they overlook the city and New York Bay, 
a'so giving a grand view of Brooklyn, New Jersey, and the statue of Liberty. 
"Ned" Oliver was away on a business trip during the week, but is home 
now. He has moved all his furniture and household fittings from Cleve- 
land to Flushing, L. I., where he is pleasantly located with his family. 
Oliver and J. B. McMullen are representing the company here. In addition 
to the agency for the Hartford Rubber Works Co., they also represent the 
following concerns: Union Drop Forge Co.. of Chicago; Garford Mfg. Co., 
of Elyria, Ohio; Indianapolis Chain and Stamping Co., of Indianapolis; 
Hunt Mfg. Co., of Westboro, Mass.; C. J. Smith & Sons Co., Milwaukee, 
Wis.; Shelby Seamless Steel Tubing, and Snell Cycle Fittings Co., of Toledo, 
Ohio. Mr. McMullen resides at Bath Beach, L. I. 


The Eclipse Racer. 

The Eclipse Bicycle Co., of Beaver Falls, Pa., made a great hit with 
their new racing wheel in the Buffalo-Pittsburg road race. Several of 
their nineteen-pound wheels were used and they all went through without 
a break. They were late in bringing this wheel out, but it has won a lead- 
ing position among the racing men in short time. Several new features 
are brought out in this wheel, their tread being less than five inches, 
while they have a double row of balls on each side, giving great stiffness 
at the crank hanger. 

G. W. Houk, chief hustler for the Eclipse Bicycle Co., has done some 
great work for them this season. As well as selling a large number of 
wheels, he has looked after their racing interest in a way that has brought 
them before the public in a short time. 

Freeport, III., August 18. — Last night a deal was made, whereby the 
entire plant of the Freeport Bicycle Mfg. Co. becomes the property of the 
Northwestern Sewing Machine Co. of Belvidere. This morning the work 
of packing up began, and just as soon as this is completed the removal will 
take place, and the works opened up in Belvidere. A good big price was 
paid for the factory. The cause for selling was in nowise due to unprofit- 
able business, for the Elliptic has gained prominence everywhere, and was 
a fast seller, but on account of his wife's health, L. M. Devore, one of the 
principal stock owners in the concern, desires to travel for a year, and he 
did not care to have any other business to look after than his own factory. 
The other gentlemen of the company did not desire to operate the factory 
alone, and so it was decided to sell. The principal stockholders were: L.M. 
Devoie, William O. Wright, M. H. Wilcoxon, and H. Poffenberger. 


Philadelphia, August 25. — After weeks of delay and hard work the 
Philadelphia Cycle Co., of Broad and Montgomery avenue, have gathered 
sufficient evidence against a cycler of this city to warrant them having him 
arrested on a charge of larceny. The case in question is not an uncommon 
one, and the outcome will be watched with much interest by local dealers, 
who are beginning to recognize the fact that loaning wheels to prospective 
buyers is a poor policy. In the early part of June this young man, who has 
been held in bail for court by one of the magistrates, was brought into the 
company's store by a well-known local wheelman, and introduced as a pros- 
pective buyer. He examined the stock very critically, and finding one 
that suited him, a Keating, he asked the loan of it for trial to make a cer- 
tain trip. He said he wanted to test the qualities of the wheel before pur- 
chasing. He obtained this privilege and took the wheel with him. He, 
however, did not return the wheel at the stated time, and nothing was 
heard of him until one of the firm made it his business to look up the tricky 
customer. He found his man, who promised to return the wheel that same 
evening. A little later in the day the young man called at the store 
and requested the privelege of keeping the wheel that he might ride it 
home that night. Again the firm assented. The young man, however, 
caused another disappointment by not returning the wheel the following 
day, but instead telephoned that the wheel had been stolen. This latter 
fact excited the suspicion of the Philadelphia Cycle Co. and they decided 
on an investigation, the result of which is the arrest of the would-be buyer. 

Since this arrest it has developed that many of the local dealers have 
been imposed upon in the same manner, and while the Philadelphia Cycle 
Co. is looking after its own interests it is also doing good work for the trade 
in exposing such methods and bringing the wrong-doer to justice. 

Since the Overman Wheel Co. branched out in the sporting goods line 
the business of the Philadelphia branch has greatly increased, and Manager 
Williams told a Bearings' man last week that he and his assistants had all 
they could attend to in filling orders, both in sporting goods and bicycles. 
As the warm weather wanes the daily sales are increasing and a very profit- 
able and brisk trade is expected this fall. 

The Niagara Cycle Fittings Co. have just completed a contract by 
which they have become selling agents for the bicycle trade of the United 
States and Canada for the season of '95, representing the Buffalo Drop 
Forging Co. They are not relinquishing work in the line of manufacturing, 
for they are doubling their floor space this fall, and making large additions 
to their plant and machinery, so that they will take the field for the '95 
trade with a complete line of cycle material and parts, manufactured almost 
exclusively on their own premises. 

Duffy & Erswell's store at Cheyenne, Wyo., agents for the Stearns and Syracuse wheels, 

J. J Ross and Harry Svensgaard are just starting out on a fall trip in 
the interest of the Lu-mi-num, and will each of them cover their old ter- 
ritory with the new wheel. 

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The Attacking Army in Good Condition — Tyler Does an Unpaced 

Mile, Flying Start, in 2:07 2-5— Preparations for a 

Great Meet. 

Springfield, Mass., Sept. 5. — Tyler's record doesn't fracture as 
easily as some of his competitors hoped it would and he holds the record 
for the world's fastest mile up to date. The other men are riding in great 
form, however, and may break it before the expiration of the special 
sanction tomorrow. But the probability is that Tyler will still be the 
champion when the greatest tournament of the year opens. Who will 
hold the record when the tournament is over is another question, and one 
easier asked than answered now. All the riders are getting in splendid 
form and there is more and more disposition to look upon the coming 
tournament as the one event which will prove to the world just what may 
be expected in wheeling. 

The attempts at record breaking the past week began Tuesday, when 
Bliss failed to break the paced flying start record for the mile made by 
Tyler at Waltham, conditions were not entirely favorable and he was 
several seconds slow. He was paced by Lumsden and Githens, Brandt 
and Silvie, Warren and Arnold. It is claimed that the pacing was poor, 
and there is little question of that having something to do with it. The 
time for the first quarter was :27 2 <5, the half :56%, two-thirds 1:15%, three- 
quarters 1:20"&, mile 1:55%. The two-thirds in 1:15.% breaks Tyler's 1:15** 
record, but no claim was filed for this. 

Tyler Tried the Unpaced Mile, 

flying start, and made it in 2:07 2 5, beating Maddox's record at Denver 
August 16, by 2 4/5 seconds. The track was in perfect condition and not a 
breath of wind to contend against. A record was made for the three- 
quarters, but no claim has been filed. Maddox holds this, officially, 1:35**. 
Tyler rode it in l:32 2 s > cutting 3 2 * seconds from the Denver time. The 
time for Tyler's mile was: Quarter, :28%, half, :59%, three-quarters, l:32 2 s, 
mile, 2:07 2 ». This trial ended Tyler's attempt at record breaking here until 
after the tournament. 

Last Thursday Bliss made two attempts to break Tyler's record and by 
a curious coincidence tied it twice, making the mile each trial in 1:53 4 -*. 
Tyler is finding all he wants to compete against in Bliss and both are in 
excellent form. 

Record breaking is practically over until after the tournament. Tomor- 
row the special sanction expires, but another will be granted, lasting all 
through October, and it is expected that records will be at 1:46 before the 
flyers store their wheels for the winter. The time for record breaking was 
never more favorable and the men and wheels were never in better condi- 
tion. Wonders yet remain to be accomplished and the men are racing on 
the circuit who can accomplish them. 

Preparations for the Meet. 

The directors and heads of committees of the Springfield Bicycle Club 
held a general meeting last week to look over the work of preparation and 
see if anything had been omitted. The question of inviting Governor Green- 
halge came up and some talk followed. He was invited to the annuaf ban- 
quet, but disappointed the club. Now, however, they hope to have him 
present. If he does accept a special committee will be appointed to look 
after his reception and entertainment. 

The annual fall meet of the L. A. W. will be held as usual during Sep- 
tember, but on a less elaborate scale than heretofore. There will be no 
parade and last year's arrangements by which League members were 
admitted to the grounds at half price, the League paying the other half, will 
be discontinued. The League has less money than usual this year, owing 
to the cost of the new edition of the road book. It will, however, distribute 
badges and is having 1,000 made which have been specially designed for 
this occasion. 

John W. Dodson, chairman of the League committee, has already 
engaged the city hall for the annual L. A. W. ball, which occurs September 
12. His assistants are A. S. Haskins, F. R. McKenzie, A. D. Cutler, H. B. 
Trask, and L. E. Hawes, who, with ten others, will act as floor committee 
The appropriation for League entertainment is $400, divided equally 

between the club and the League, and fully half the sum will be expended 
on the ball. 

The Most Important 

innovation of the year is the decision to require all admission to be by 
ticket. The chairman of the press committee sends his card to every 
applicant for favors, and only the presentation of that card will secure a 
ticket. Last year representatives were admitted on badges, but that has 
been abrogated, and tickets will be issued to all. Unless one can show his 
ticket he is barred out. 

The wheeling world has been kept informed of the progress of prepara- 
tion for the largest meet of the year. In this, the last issue before the meet, 
all who are in any way interested in wheeling or wheelmen are earnestly 
urged to be here. There will be ample and comfortable accommodations. 
Transportation facilities are unequaled. Hotels are plenty and first-class. 
Good roads for country runs stretch in every direction from the city, and 
the Springfield Bicycle Club, the most famous wheeling organization on the 
globe, throws open its hospitable doors and bids you all welcome. If you 
want to see world's records smashed in pieces; if you want to see the best 
racing of the year on the best track, with the best records in the world, come 
to Springfield next week. 


Canton, Ohio, Sept. 3. — A heavy wind on the homestretch marred the 
sport in the Class A tournament that was held in this city today. O. P. 
Bernhardt, of Toledo and A. L. Banker, of Pittsburg, were the stars of the 
occasion. In a trial against time Banker, paced by a tandem, rode a 
quarter in :28%, state record. Bert Morrison, of Connellsville, Pa., rode 
an exhibition half-mile without handle-bars in 1:13. The following are 
the summaries: 

One-mile novice. — George E. Holmes, first; A. F. Mayforth, second; W. A. Greene, 
third. Time, 2:40. 

One-mile handicap. — Frank L. Trappe. 110 yards, first; H. H. Krupps, 110 yards, sec- 
ond; James Woodward, 160 yards, third. Time, 2:18 V4 . 

Half-mile open.— A. L. Banker, first; O P. Bernhardt, second, A. B. Ellis, third; 
J. Clyde McKee, fourth. Time. 1:10. 

Two-mile handicap.— W. M. Barton, 230 yards, first; G. F. White, 270 yards, second; 
Louis Guinn, third. — Time, 4:57 Vfc . 

One-mile open.— O. P. Bernhardt, Toledo, first; A. B. Ellis, second; J. C. McKee, third; 
A. L. Banker, fourth. Time, 2:38. 

Stark County championship.— John Shimp, first; W. M. Barton, second; W. C. Oberlin, 
third. Time, 2:39. 

Three-mile lap.— J. C. McKee, first; A.B.Ellis and O. P. Bernhardt tie for second. 
Time. 8:17. 

Ten-mile handicap. —J P. Slump, 400 yards, first; G. M. Calhoun, 250 yards, second; 
F. M. Williams, scratch, third. Time, 26:3t>. 


Philadelphia, Pa., Sept. 1. — The Eclipse Wheelmen had a largely 
attended meeting on Tuesday night at their clubhouse in West Philadel- 
phia, for the purpose of considering the advisability of amalgamating with 
the Pennsylvania Bicycle Club, that club having made overtures to them 
looking to that end. In the absence of President Haines the meeting was 
presided over by Vice-President Simpson. There was a good attendance 
of the members, and a majority of those present were in favor of amalgama- 
tion. There were, however, a few who did not think they would be materi- 
ally benefited by the move, and declined to enter into the scheme, asking 
for more time in which to consider the question. This was allowed by 
Chairman Simpson, but it was distinctly stated that the club would meet 
next Tuesday night and come to a definite decision. 

The newly organized Idler Wheelmen held their first regular meeting 
last Monday night for the purpose of electing a board of officers. Every 
member was present, and after a spirited contest the following members 
were elected: President, James Allen; vice-president, R. Wills; secretary, 
W.J. Harring; financial secretary, C. W. Beiler; treasurer, E. K. Pierce. 

At a meeting of the board of directors of the Time Wheelmen on 
Thursday night thirty new members were elected. This is probably one of 
the largest number of cyclers ever admitted to a local club at one time, and 
bespeaks the wonderful growth of cycling in the Quaker City. This large 
increase in membership has made noticeable the fact that the club's present 
quarters are entirely too small, and it is more than likely that a new home 
will be established ere the snow falls. Several locations are in prospect, 
but nothing has yet been definitely decided upon. 

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Ten Thousand People See the Races— Bald Carries Off the One-Mile 
Invitation From Taylor, Bliss, and Sanger. 

Boston, Mass., Sept. 3. — Manager Bradstreet has indeed popularized 
cycle racing in effete Boston. It is a long ride to Riverview, near which 
station the race track, which now bears a world-wide reputation, is located, 
yet 10,000 people today thronged into the spacious grand stands and 5,000 
more than that number was in attendance at one of the meets of the 

The day was cold and dreary, the wind blowing from the ocean chill as 
on a November day. The people in the grand stand amused themselves 
during intermission howling, "We want steamheat turned on in the stand"; 
and, "What's the matter with that band?" Some thing was the matter with 
the band. It was not of the class that play race-meet music and the leader 
called it off just as the race was finishing, leaving the struggling men high 
and dry, with no inspiriting melody to lighten the last terrible sprint. 

The Press Cycling Club gave the meet, and must have cleared a tidy 
little sum, which, they say, will be spent in entertaining the visitors at the 
national meet of the League of American Wheelmen in '95. It may or may 
not be significant that the entire Executive Committee of the League was 
present both at the Good Roads tournament at Asbury Park and at today's 
tournament. On one of these two tracks, in all probability, the 

National Championhips of 1895 

will be contested. Waltham's track may secure Boston the national meet. 
Certain it is Asbury Park will never succeed with its present track. Prom- 
ises are all right, but the reality is the thing, and had Asbury Parkites 
been at all cute, a good track would have been ready for the Good Roads 
tournament and the inspection of the League officials even at this early day. 

Mr. Bradstreet certainly had the greatest track in the world. It is both 
beautiful to look upon, and beautiful to ride upon; and what is better safe 
as can be. But it is impossible to start very big fields, making heats abso- 
lutely necessary in this locality, where 100 Class A entries are possible, as 
was the case today. 

The heats of the less important races should be run in the morning, 
and the finals in the afternoon. Twenty-three heats were run today in order 
that six finals might be run. Thirty races, altogether too many. Heat 
after heat was run today, six in one event, four in another, and almost 
invariably the heats were uninteresting. With the heats of the Class A races 
out of the way the race meet of today would have been interesting and full 
of spice. No records were broken, likewise no necks. Yet the racing was 
a surprise. 

Eddie Bald, Eddie McDuffie, D. George F. Taylor, and Fred H.Allen, 
of Springfield, all showed surprisingly good form, and these, with Harry 
Tyler, bore away the honors of the day. 

Walter Sanger Took the Special Prize 

for the fastest competitive mile, doing 2:14 in the mile handicap, but failing 
to score in the winner's list. 

The Press Cycling Club was fortunate in securing the men it did for 
this meet. There were Labor Day meets at a dozen points, a national 
circuit meet at Hartford, and good meet of the first order at Syracuse and 
Columbus, yet the notable absentees from today's races could be counted 
on the fingers. Titus, John S. Johnson, Kennedy, Taxis, Maddox, Dr. 
Brown, Cabanne, and Charley Murphy were missing. 

The race of the day was the one-mile invitation. Great interest was 
taken, as Tyler and Bliss (the great record breakers), E. A. McDuffie, and 
Dr. Taylor — four men who have been lying quiet in the east training — 
would meet the men who had worn out body and soul in a 10,000 mile 
journey "to Pike's Peak or bust." 

It was a fine body of men who faced Starter, Lou Peck. Bliss, Arnold, 
Sanger, Tyler, Bald, MacDonald, Taylor, Coleman, and McDuffie were the 
actual starters, Lumsden and Connolly being in to pace. At the start Bliss. 
Bald, MacDonald, and Sanger, followed after the pacemakers, in the order 
named, and Tyler took the extreme rear. Positions were about the same 
at the bell tap, Tyler not improving his position. Sanger dropped back 
and started around the crowd on the banking. But his effort " died in the 
horning," Taylor going up strong and McDuffie passing the two as the 
backstretch was reached. 

Bald Bides a Grand Race. 

Bald came up grandly and gaining the lead kept it around the last turn 
and across the tape. Taylor pushed up hard and came within a foot of the 
leader, while Bliss was effectually pocketed. McDuffie ran a close third, 
Sanger fourth, and just ahead of Bliss, Tyler and MacDonald still back. 
To say the result was a surprise is putting it mildly. The time was 2:14 4 ' 6 . 
Sanger, Tyler, and Bliss again met— this time from scratch in the mile 
handicap, with Arnold, 25 yards; Lumsden, 40 yards; Cooper, Githens, and 
McDuffie, 50 yards, and Lemke, Cutter, and Donnolly on long marks ahead. 
Bliss led the scratch men at the outset and Githens the central bunch. 
Lemke pulling the leaders out. Githens made a strong ride for the leaders 
and finding McDuffie would not help slowed down. Tyler leading the 
scratch men up, the field bunching prettily at the close of the second lap. 
Bliss quit, and then Tyler and Sanger flew by into the lead on the back 
stretch. But Sanger could not hold the pace he had started and fell back 
gradually as McDuffie, Taylor, Lumsden, and Githens, came up and 

passed. These four finished in the order named in 2:11 %, Sanger's time 
being 2:14'/ 6 . 

The Third-Mile Open 

was the first "B" event of the day, two heats being required. In the first 
Bald's jump won him the heat from Tyler right on the tape, the finish being 
very close. Bliss ran third. Githens kicked a pedal off at the start of the 
heat and in the second heat there came near being a fall and Lumsden went 
over the pole into the field, crowded over by some one on the outside. Mac- 
Donald, Taylor, Sanger was the order of finish. 

Put into pace Eddie McDuffie did not pace an inch in the final, Bliss 
being shoved away in the lead and Tyler taking it from him before 
McDuffie could reach the front. McDuffie closed in on Tyler and hung 
there like grim death to the tape, Bald a close third, with MacDonald, 
Bliss, Taylor, and Sanger scattered in the rear in the order named. 

In the Class A events Fred H. Allen showed himself a superior man to 
A. W. Porter, the Waltham crack. Porter works hard, with his back 
humped, while Allen rides smoothly and gracefully. 


One-mile, 3:00 class, final heat.— H. W. Crowell. first; F. St. Onge. second; A. L. 
Branche, third; R. W. Emerson, fourth; J. H. Dunham, fifth. Time, 2:46. 

One-mile open. Class A. first heat — F. M. Heggerty, first; Gaston Plaintiff, second; 
H. E. Walton, third. Time, 2:39% 

Second heat.— F. H. Allen, first; H. A. Seavy, second; L. P. Callahan, third. Time, 

Third heat.— A. W. Porter, first; A. F. Weisner, second. Time, 2:51. Heat decided 
no race; limit not reached. Run-over. Porter, first; Weisner, second: Williams, third. 
Time, 2:38. 

Final heat.— F. H. Allen, first; A. W. Porter, second, H. A. Sea vey, third; H. E, Walton, 
fourth: F. M. Heggerty, fifth. Time, 2:31. 

Third-mile, Class B, first heat— E. C. Bald, first; H. C. Tyler, second; J. P. Bliss, third. 
Time, :42* i . 

Second heat.— G. F. Taylor, first; Ray MacDonald, second; W. C. Sanger, third; Tom 
Cooper, fourth. Time, :46. 

Final heat.— H. C. Tyler, first; E. A. McDuffie, second; E. C. Bald, third; Ray Mac- 
Donald, fourth; J. P. Bliss, fifth; G. F. Taylor, sixth; W. C. Sanger, seventh. Time, :46. 

One-mile invitation. Class B.— E. C. Bald, first; G. F. Taylor, second; Eddie McDuffie, 
third; W. C. Sanger, fourth; J. P. Bliss, fifth. Time, 2:14 4 s 

Third-mile open. Class A, final heat. — F. H. Allen, first; A. W. Porter second; W. M. 
Pettigrew, third; H. A. Seavey, fourth; W. F. Clark, fifth. Time, :H. 

One-mile handicap. Class A, final heat. — A. F. Weisner, 35 yards, first; G. Plaintiff, 100 
yards, second; L. W. Walleston, 30 yards, third; A. L. Beaude, 95 yards, fourth; W. F. 
Clark, 40 yards, fifth; C. G. Williams, 50 yards, sixth, Time, 2:19. Pearce, scratch, 2:21. 

One-mile handicap, Class B.— E. A. McDuffie, 50 yards, first; G. F. Taylor, 30 yards, 
second; A. E. Lumsden, 40 yards, third; H. A. Githens, 50 yards, fourth. Time, 2:11%. 


Boonton, N. J., Sept. 3. — Ray Dawson, the boy for whom Tom Eck 
predicted a brilliant future on the track, was the hero of the meet here 
today, winning every thing in which he started. The track is a five-lap 
affair, but was in fine condition. A large crowd was in attendance and, 
taken all in all, it was a typical Labor Day afternoon's fun. Harrington 
and Hodgson, the latter hailing from Kingsland, N. J , took a nasty fall 
while practicing on their tandem during the afternoon. Hodgson's collar- 
bone was broken. Ray Dawson, whose father, E. B. Dawson, owns Boon- 
ton, added a few more choice diamonds to his already large collection, all 
of which caused "Pop" Dawson's eyes to twinkle with "subdued delight." 


Two-mile handicap, final heat. — Ray Dawson, scratch, first; J. Hopler, 100 yards, 
second; W. F. Wahrenberger, 90 yards, third. Time, 5:14. 

One-mile, 2:40 class.— H. G. Blown, first; H. G. Thorn, second; J. Hopler, third. Time, 
2:55% . 

One-mile handicap. — Ray Dawson, scratch, first; F. E. Everett, 40 yards, second; W. F. 
Wahrenberger, 100 yards, third. Time, 2:34*6. 

Three-mile handicap.— Ray Dawson, scratch, first; F. E. Everett, 100 yards, second; 
Carl Berger, 200 yards, third. Time, 8:52%. 

Postoffice Cycler's Race. 

Newark, N. J., Sept. 3. — The special five-mile handicap open only to 
members of the Postoffice Cyclers of this city was a feature today at the 
state fair, now being held at the Waverly track. Six starters lined up to do 
battle. Hood and Mayorj were the only scratch men, the rest being given 
all the way from 30 seconds up to 2 minutes handicap. Hood caught the 
limit men on tfce third mile and won the race in 16:59. Mayon, the other 
scratch man was second; Hartman, third; Kearney, fourth, and Dooley, 
fifth. Van Houten, the only other starter, fell on the fourth mile and sus- 
tained severe injuries. 

At Orange, N. J. 

New York, Sept. 3. — The regular annual games of the South Orange 
Field Club were held today on their grounds at Orange, N. J. There were 
two bicycle races which resulted as follows: 

Two-mile open. — H. D. Johnson, first; H. W. Smith, second; E. H. 
Howell, third. Time, 6:59. 

One-mile open. — H. D. Johnson, first; H. W. Smith, second; E. H. 
Howell, third. Time, 2:44. 

Will Carry I, amps Hereafter. 
Chicago's chief of police has recently discovered a city ordinance com- 
pelling wheelmen to carry lighted lanterns at night. The ordinance has 
long been a dead letter, but last week officers were sent out to enforce it, 
with the result that many wheelmen were carried to the police stations and 

B £A ^>il 



Walter liucttgeus Wins the Time Prize in the C. C. of N. J. Road 
Race — A. S. Swartout Lands the Race. 

Elizabeth, N.J., Sept. 1. — The long-looked for twenty-rive mile road race 
promoted by the Associated Cycling Clubs of New Jersey, was started from 
this place this morning promptly at 11:45. Starting here the course took 
the racers to Springfield, thence to Westfield, to Rahway, to Elizabeth, and 
then back again to Rahway, where the finishing line was placed, a total 
distance of exactly twenty-five miles. For some unaccountable reason 
A. H. Barnett, the Prvington-Milburn winner, did not start, which left H. A. 
Allen and Charles H. Coffin, the only scratch men. Owing to an unusually 
long dry spell the course was very dusty, and some of the back-mark men 
looked simply horrible when the race ended. A rather stiff wind also blew 
between Westfield and Rahway, causing the men to slowdown perceptibly. 
Westfield furnished the time prize winner in Walter Lucttgeus, a 3:30 man. 
His time for the twenty-five miles was 1:11:853*, which is but 17 seconds 
slower than the Irvington-Milburn record. Isaac A. Line, of Plainfield, was 
only 8 seconds behind Lucttgeus, in 1:11:43%. Line was also a 3:30 man. 
James Willis, of Elizabeth, captured third best timefrom the 2-minutemark, 
negotiating the distance in 1:11:46%. Thousands of persons gave the men 
an enthusiastic send off at the start, thousands more cheered them along the 
route, and tens of thousands greeted them boisterously at the finish. A. S. 
Swartout, of the Newark Wheelmen, a 7:30 man, romped home the winner 
of the race by at least two hundred yards, his actual time being 1:14:13. 
The second man in was H. D. Elkes, of Syracuse, whose handicap was 5 
minutes, and who made the twenty-five miles in 1:11:58**. Shortly after 
the start Coffin's tire burst, causing him to withdraw, and leaving Allen, the 
AsburyPark man, to battle alone against those terrible handicaps. A slight 
rain would have been a blessing to the contestants, many of whom inhaied 
that white macadam dust for a full hour en route. Two of Alexander 
Schwalbach's pupils, named David Simmons and John A. Thompson, both of 
whom are negroes, started in the race from the 3:00 and 8:00 mark, respect- 
ively. It had been rumored that Simmons had ridden the course in practice 
last week in 1:08:00. Schwalbach called him his dark horse, and promised 
great things, but his tire burst at Westfield, and after losing several minutes 
in attempting to fix it he borrowed a thirty-five-pound roadster from a 
spectator, on which he finished the race in 1:14:55. There were eighty- 
seven starters, of whom seventy-three finished. The first twenty-five of 
whom are as follows: 


A. S. Swartout 

H. D. Elkes.. 

H. F. Loehrs 

V. Cloke 

L. H. Smith 

Harding Benedict . 

Hans Hansen 

Walter Lucttgeus.. 

Isaac N. Line 

T. A. Cuming 

S. Stunderlie 

Chas. S. Morris 

A. L. Horry 

A. E. Carlton 

S. C. Crane 

J. W. Judge 

S. K. Brink 

James Willis 

Thos. Hughes 

Geo. P. Kuhlke. 

W. J. Daubenspeck. 


E. T. Hand 
A. Stutzman 
S. S. Davis.- 



Al :yone Cyclers 

Freehold, N. J 

Crescent Wheelmen 

Mont Clair Wheelmen 

Perth Amboy, N. J 

Col. Cy. Club 

Newark, N. J 

Plainfield. N. I 

Passaic Falls Wheelmen 

Y. M. C. A._ 

Atalanta Wheelmen 

Passaic Falls Wheelmen 

Crescent Wheelmen 

Riverside Wheelmen 

Elizabeth, N.J 

Columbia Cycle Club... 

East Side Wheelmen 

Greenwich Wheelmen.... 

Allen Wheelmen 

H. C. W.__ 

Crescent Wheelmen 

Bedford Cycle Club 

Nutley Wheelmen 

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1:14:58 V6 

1:14:03 3 /s 






1:16:14 Vs 





1:13:39 Vs 


1:17:00 Vs 









G. Minturn Worden acted as referee. 


The following records have been accepted by the Century Road Club 
of America: 

L. A.Callahan, Buffalo, N. Y., twenty-five miles, time, 1:10:45, at Provi- 
dence, R. I., July 7, 1894 (Rhode Island state record). 

Nat Butler, Boston, Mass., twenty-five miles, time, 1:11:28%, May 5,1894 
(Massachusetts state record). 

E. F. Leonert, Buffalo, N. Y., twenty miles, time, 58:44>£, June 23, 1894 
(New York state record). 

A. A. Hansen, Minneapolis, Minn., 100 miles, time, 7:10:00, June 29, 1894. 
(Minnesota state record). 

J. W. Linneman, Buffalo, N. Y., 100 miles, time, 5:48:37, at Newark, N. |., 
July 15,1893 (New Jersey state record). 

J. F. Gunther, Chicago, 111., 100 miles, time, 6:50:00, Elgin-Aurora course, 
August 5, 1894 (course record). 

C. E. Wood, Syracuse, N. Y., five miles, time, 14:26. August 14, 1894 
(New York state record). 

England's supremacy on the racing path is a thing of the past. Her 
best amateurs have been defeated by the German and Dutch champions, 
Lehr and Eden, while the erstwhile amateurs who have been driven to the 
professional ranks have been disposed of by our own Zimmerman and 
Banker. The idiotic legislation of the governing body has been responsible 
for much of the humiliation that the Englishmen have had to suffer. 

The Cracks Gathering- for the Great Tournament — A Grand Smash 
— Fred H. Allen Breaks Class A Records. 

Springfield, Mass., Sept. 5. — With the arrival of the Union team, — 
Sanger, Tyler, and McDuffie; Spalding team, — Titus, Miller, Helfert; 
Rambler team, — Bliss, Githens, Lumsden, Cooper, Brandt, Silvie, Arnold, 
Warren, Allen, Sims, Church, Olmstead, Mullikin, Ganse, and others; 
Stearns team, — Johnson, C. M. Murphy, L. A. Callahan; Cleveland team, — 
Dr. Brown, L. C. Johnson, L. D. Cabanne; Sterling team, — Dirnberger, 
Kennedy, Taxis, and Maddox; Victor team, — F. C. Graves; Orient team, — 
G. F. Taylor; Triangle team, E. C. Johnson and R. F. Goetz; and last but 
by no means least, the Columbia team, — E. C. Bald, Ray MacDonald, 
A. B. Goehler, and W. H. Murphy, the prospects for one of the best tour- 
naments ever given here are good. All these and it seemed a hundred 
more men were training today in the track and it was found necessary to 
restrict the Class A men to certain hours race day hereafter. Through the 
carelessness of Church in turning abruptly out of a bunch a dozen men 
flew over in a heap directly in front of training quarters today. Graves 
ran into Church and Kennedy and flew through the air into W. F. Murphy's 
arms. Githens, Arnold, Taxis, and several others coming down. A tire 
exploded, some one struck John Gray from behind as he was stooping over 
fastening Murphy's foot to his pedal. Tyler made a flying dismount and 
jumped and slid over the bunch, and "Sandy" caught Sanger just as he 
was flying to destruction in the bunch. 

It Was a Lively Scene 
for the moment and several wheels were wrecked, but beyond a few bruises 
and sore wrists the riders escaped. 

The track is in Al shape, but the riders complain that the surface is 
not banked enough. At the second turn the tandems slide a little. Late 
this afternoon, Fred H. Allen broke the flying mile records for Class A 
from the quarter to mile and established records for the standing start for 
the half, three-quarter, and mile. Allen is a Springfield man who has 
made a good record this year. Report says, tonight, that Allen will be 
placed in Class B ere the Springfield meet by the R\cing Board, which 
being so, makes his parting shot the more effective. He will go for the 
unpaced records tomorrow. Allen was paced by Sims and Church the 
last half and Olmstead and Lindey first half of each trial, all Class A men 
and unexperienced at the work. The pick-ups were prettily done, the 
tandems coming up to a dead heat position and the rider crossing over as 
the stand was passed. The officials included C. E. Miller, referee; 
McGarrett, Graves, and Spooner, judges; and Sanger, Tyler, and Hendee, 
timers. The new times are: Flying qu irter, :27 ;l s; third, :37%;half, :58%; 
two-thirds, 1:18%; three-quarters, 1:27*5, and mile, 1:58%. The former 
mile record was 2:02'e, by Nat Butler. The standing half was 1:03%; 
three-quarters, 1:32%, and mile, 2:02 j5 . These too are new records. Both 
performances are particularly noteworthy as the pacemakers were strange 
to tandem work, this being their first trial. Bliss tries again for record 
tomorrow and there will be many other trials before the weeks close. 


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The fight between Potter and Luscomb goes merrily on in the New 
York division. It is an open secret that Luscomb desired to remain in the 
office of chief consul of the Empire state, and that he left no stone unturned 
in his campaign. To be sure he was not nominated for the office, but he 
had the nomination at his mercy with a nominating committee of his own 
appointing in charge of the matter. Potter was in the field first, however, 
backed by many prominent and influential clubs and individuals. It was 
only when Luscomb saw almost certain defeat staring him in the face that 
he decided that discretion was the better part of valor and withdrew from 
the race. Dr. Santee, the man who was nominated in his place, is a Lus- 
combite, and the fight today is as much a fight between Luscomb and 
Potter as it ever was. The election of Santee means a victory for Luscomb. 
That he can be elected seems hardly possible, however. Potter has received 
pledges of support from every club in Brooklyn except Luscomb's own 
club. Chairman Raymond, although an appointee of Luscomb's, will be 
in the fight on the Potter side. The outcome of the fight will be watched 
with interest. 


Our contemporary, Cycling, thinks that it has discovered a cure or a 
partial cure for loafing in heats. The idea that it advances seem to have a 
modicum of virtue in it. The simplicity of the plan recommends it. It is 
this: The riders in each heat are to draw lots and the one selected by 
chance is to make the pace in his heat, on which a reasonable time limit 
shall be placed, with the understanding that he shall have the privilege of 
dropping out after he has taken his field within sprinting distance of the 
finish, but shall still be eligible for the final. The plan has the merit of giv- 
ing the audience a fast run race and does not work an injustice to any of the 
competitors by making them sacrifice their chances to get in the final by 
making the pace and being shut out in the preliminary. Of course the 
adoption of this expedient would make it necessary that a less number of 
men qualify in each heat, exclusive of the pacemaker, than would be the 
case otherwise. In heats where only one or two men qualify the plan would 
not be feasible, but in races where two or three heats only are necessary 
the plan would doubtless work well. At least it is worthy of trial. Who 
will be the first enterprising race promoters to try it ? 


Another holiday has passed and with it were bicycle meets all over the 
country. So numerous were they that it would be impossible for any paper 
to chronicle them all. The sport has assumed such proportions that none 
but the most important events can find room, even in the papers devoted 
entirely to the sport. Nothing more accurately gauges the extent to which 
the bicycle has come to be used, more surely than the popularity of racing. 
But a few years ago it was next to impossible to get a respectable sized 
audience out to witness bicycle racing even once in a season. Now there 
are cities in the country that have bicycle races a dozen times a year and 
in every case find the public ready to patronize them. There is not a daily 
paper of any importance anywhere in the country that does not devote a 
good share of its space to cycling. Good and permanent tracks are being 

built all over the country, capitalists being willing to risk their money in 
the interest of a sport that they see is growing in popularity every day. 
During the past year when depression has been felt in almost every line of 
business in the country the cycle trade has kept up marvelously. We have 
heard business men in all parts of the country remark on it. Livery men 
vow that cycling is ruining their business and the carriage men say the same 
thing. Carriage firms are taking up the sale of wheels in sheer self- 
defense. All of which means that, with business at a normal state, the cycle 
trade will reach undreamed of proportions, and that cycles will be as com- 
mon as horses in our street, before long. 


Riverton, N.J., Sept. 1. — The Riverton Athletic Association's second 
diamond tournament of the season this afternoon was attended by a crowd 
of about three thousand persons, many of whom were Philadelphians. The 
programme was an excellent one and nowithstanding the extra large num- 
ber of race meets which were held in this section some good racing talent 
was attracted, including some of the best Class A men of Philadelphia and 
New York. 

There were several exciting contests, particularly the mile and five- 
mile handicaps, in which E. A. Bofinger, of the Riverside Wheelmen, of 
New York; Charles Granger of the same club, and other well-known men 
contested for the prizes. There was more or less loafing which excited the 
disgust of the spectators to no small degree. O. S. Bunnell, of cash prize 
league fame was the referee and in one of the events, the mile novice, he 
made the contestants ride it over again without a breathing spell. The 
time for the first mile was very discreditable, but in the second attempt it 
was ridden inside the limit of 2:59 4 ' 5 . 

James B. Pearson, of Vineland, and Carroll Jack, of Wilmington, were 
tied in the one-mile lap race, each man making seven points. E. A. 
Bofinger, of New York, started from scratch in the one-mile handicap and 
lowered the mile track record in competition (held by himself ), from 2:23 3 '5 
to2:19 3 -'5. He didn't win either a heat or a final but succeeded in coming 
second in both. 


One-mile novice.— W. B. West, first; Norris B. Powell, second; Walter E. Dickerson, 
third. Time, 2:49' 5. 

One-mile lap race.— James B. Pearson and Carroll Jack tied for first place with 7 
points each; Charles Granger, New York, third. Time, 2:27 Vs. 

One-mile, 2:50 class.— Henry B. Scott, first; Harry Greenwood, second; O. F. O'Neill, 
third. Time, 2:55 3 /s . 

One-mile, 2:40 class.— Charles Granger, first; James A. Gebhard, second; D. C. 
Griffiths, third. Time, 2:33 Vs. 

One-mile handicap.— Charles B. Brookbank, 85 yards, first; E. A. Bofinger, scratch, 
second; Charles W. Pearson, 60 yards, third; Charles F. Earp, 90 yards, fourth. Time, 
2:21 Is. 

Five-mile handicap.— Charles W. Pe-rson, 175 >ards, first; Charles Granger, scratch, 
second; Harry Greenwood, 200 yards, third. Time, 13:22. 

Five-mile handicap.— E. A. Bofinger; scratch, first; James B. Pearson, 100 yards, 
second; Joseph Vernier, 350 yards, third. Time, 13:ll 3 /5. 

A State Record Lowered at Salt Lake. 

Salt Lake, Utah, Sept. 3. — The half-mile state record was lowered 
here today in spite of a poor track. Most of the times were slow. Recent 
heavy rains, supplemented by the pounding received on Sunday from the 
horse's hoofs in the bicycle vs. horse race of Schock and Prince, had caused 
a very poor condition of track. Weiler was the successful racer of the day 
winning three open events and lowering the unpaced half-mile state record 
to 1:09%. 


Half-mile open— G. S. Weiler and C. M. Evans, dead heat; G. C. Mclntyre, second. 
Time, 1:10 Vs . Evans refused to run over and Weiler was given the race. 

One-mile, 2:50 class. — H. O. Jensen, first; D. W. King, second; C. N. Butler, third; 
rime, 2:17' 5. 

One-mile open.— Geo. Weiler, first; G. C. Mclntyre, second. Time, 2:38%. 

Half-mile, boys under fourteen years.— Angell, 50 yards, first; R. Gromes, scratch, 
second; Oscar Jensen, 100 yards, third. Time, 1:20. 

One-mile, 2:35 class, time limit, 2:50.— H. O. Jensen, first; R. Tisdale, second. Time. 
3:08%. No race. In the run-over D. W. King was first; H. O. Jensen, second; Tisdale. third. 
Time, 2:50 2 , 5. 

Two-mile open — G. L. Weiler, first; G. C. Mclntyre, second. Time, 5:30. 

Wylie After the Record Again. 

H. H. Wylie will leave Chicago for New York by the "Southern Route" 
next Saturday afternoon in an attempt to regain the record between the two 
cities. He is in good shape for the attempt and expects to put the record 
where it will not be easily broken again. 

At Wheaton, 111. 

Frank Osmun captured the two-mile open race at the county fair at 
Wheaton, 111., last Thursday, Martin Nessel, second, and J. Bezenek, third. 

At Bloomiiigton, 111. 

In the races at Bloomington, 111., all the open Class B events were won 
by E. W. Ballard, with Gus Steele, second. In the open Class A events 
C. V. Dasey swept the board with A. J. and J, G. Nicolet alternating in 
second and third positions. The times were slow, 



First Annual Meet at York, Pa. 

York, Pa., Sept. 1.— The York Wheeling Club held its first annual 
race meet here today and it proved to be one of the most successful ever 
held in this section. Everything combined to make the day an eventful. 
one, the large crowd greatly enjoying the excellent programme of races. 
The prizes were of a costly and elaborate character. 


One-mile novice.— H. L. Eichelberger, first; M. C. Wilt, second; A. A. Elsesser, third. 
Time, 2:35%. 

Two-mile handicap— R. W. Crouse, first; C. W. Cri.h, sec nd; R. H. Can, Jr., third; 
H. C. Dreming. fourth; C. G. Stewart, fifth. Time, 4:54. 

Half-mile, boys under sixteen years, York County only.— P. L. Blasser, first; J. L. 
Tracy, second. Time, 1:21. 

One-mile scratch, open.— R. H. Carr, Jr., first; C. W. Crich, second; W. W. Carr, 
third. Time, 2:28. 

Mile handicap, members York Wheeling Club only.— H. C. Dreming, first; H. L. 
Eichelberger, second; H. A. Helfrich, third. Time, 2:31 J^. 

Quarter-mile dash, open.— C. W. Crich, first; R. H. Carr, Jr., second; M. C. Wilt, third. 
Time, ;34. 

County Pair Races at West Chester, Pa. 

West Chester, Pa., Sept. 1. — The bicycle races at the county fair 
this morning were well contested and attracted a large crowd. E. F. 
Oberholtzer fainted and fell as he crossed the tape in the two-mile handi- 
cap, but was not hurt seriously. 


One-mile novice.— Al Worthington, first; J. F. Graeber, second. Time, 2:49%. 

One-mile Chester County championship.— Luther C. Johnston, ot Avondale, won. 
Time, 3:29%. The second half of the mile was made in 1:12. 

One-mile open.— John Heishley, first: C. L. Lagan, second. Time, 2:48%. 

One-mile handicap.— H. Y. Nester, first; C. A. Elliott, second. Time, 2:26%. 

Half-mile open.— L. C. Johnston, first; John Heishley, second. Time, 1:16%. 

Two-mile handicap.— C. A. Elliott, first; W. W. Pierce, second. Time, 4:59%. 

open, while F. W. Braun captured the one and five mile handicaps from 
40 and 150 yards, respectively. Bruce Wallace won the half-mile handicap 
from 20 yards. 

Erie, Pa., Holds a Road Race. 

Erie, Pa., Sept. 1. — There were sixty-seven entries and fifty starters 
in the third annual road race of the Erie Wanderers' Cycling Club, held 
here today. The roads were deep with dust, and no attempts were made at 
record breaking. A collision at the finish put the winner in dispute, and 
Weinig, one of the colliders, protested the race. 

The following is the official time, the number to the left indicating the 
order in which place prizes were won: 










L. Roth, Erie 




H. T. Foster, Erie 




W.C.Em»ry. Collinw'd 




C. G. Wallin. Erie .... 




T. Lewellyn, Erie 




F. G. Gillett. LeBoeuf 




L. Schlaudecker, Erie.. 




F. O. Day, Erie 




B. P. Preston, Erie.... 




C. J. Knapp. Erie 




F. W. Juliar, Buffalo.. 




C. Mooney, Erie . ... 




A. Lejeal, Erie 




E. A. Weinig, Buffalo. 




B. Disbrow, Erie 




F. D. Bruce. Erie 




Races at Holley, N. Y. 

Holley, N. Y., Sept. 4. — Labor Day races here were attended by over 

The races of the Syracuse Athletic Association yesterday and today 
were successful. The attendance on the first day was about six thousand 
five hundred and on the second day less than half that number. As usual 
there was trouble over J. S. Johnson who refused to ride the races that he 
was entered in the first day. Titus raised a row because he thought that 
the handicapper had insulted him by giving him a handicap and he 
refused to ride and got Johnson to do the same. The same was the case 
the second day when Johnson refused to ride unless pacemakers were put 
in the races. A feature of the meet was the mile open on the first day 
in which L. A. Callahan started as a pacemaker. The other men refused 

two thousand persons, who gave the racers plenty of encouragement by 
their expressed good-will. There were five events on the programme. 
The thirteen-mile championship"; race was for the championship of 
Orleans County and open only to Orleans County riders. 


Thirteen-mile championship, Orleans County. — Stratton McCargo, first; F. E. Page, 
second; C. H. Cole, third. Time, 38:32%. 

Thirteen-mile handicap. — Geo. McCargo, 10 minutes, first; James Lawrence, 9minutes, 
second; W. J. Thompson, 8 minutes, third. Time, 45:37; H. W. Rulifson, scratch man, 
came in eleventh. Time, 39:56. 

One-mile handicap. — F. E. Page, 20 yards, first; E. D. Stevens, 30 yards, second; Forest 
Taylor, 40 yards, third. Time, 2:34%. 

Half-mile open. — F. E. Page, first; E. D. Stevens, second; A. C. Genkler, third. 
Time, 1:14 V 

Five-mile handicap. — Forest Taylor, 400 yards, first; F. E. Page, 100 yards, second; 
A. C. Genkler. 200 yards, third. Time, 13:32%. 

At Pueblo, Colo. 

The race at Pueblo, Colo., September 3, were well contested and inter- 
esting. The times made were fairly fast. W. W. Hamilton, of Denver, and 
F. G. Barnett, of Lincoln, were the stars of the occasion. Hamilton won the 
third-mile and one-mile open events while Barnett captured the five-mile 
handicap from scratch. Other races were won by Joseph Davis, F. W. 

At Muncie, Ind. 

The Labor Day races at Muncie, Ind., were won by Frank Caz, Frank 
Cunningham, G. Geltz, and T. A. Frazier. The times were all slow. 

At Detroit. 

The track was in wretched condition for the Detroit Labor Day races 
and the making of fast time was out of the question. Charles Monnie won 
the quarter-mile open. Charles Barthel won the half-mile and one-mile 

to follow the hot pace he made and he kept on, winning the event and 
getting the prize for it. This is the first time that such a thing has been 
seen in a race in this country. 


Half-mile, city championship, Class A.— Andrew Prendergast. first; C. A. Benjamin, 
second; F. W. Fisher, third. Time, 1:04 Vs 

Five-mile handicap, Class B.— C. R. Coulter, 150 yards, first; Charles Callahan, 175 
yards, second; W. J. Helfert, 220 yards, third. Time, 14:51 \t, . 

One-mile. 2;30 class, Class A. — Andrew Prendergast, first; C. A. Benjamin, second; 
Fred Foell, third. Time, 2:22-%. 

Half-mile handicap, Class B— O. S. Brandt, 60 yards, first; W. I. Helfert. 25 yards, 
second; C. H. Callahan, Buffalo, 20 yards, third. Time, 1:09%. 

One-mile tandem, handicap, Class A.— Bex and Hughes, 75 yaids, first; List and Fisher, 
25 yards, second; Hopler and Spalding, 100 yards, third. Time, 2:07%. 

One-mile open, Class B. — L. A. Callahan, first; John S. Johnson, second; W. J. Helfert, 
third; F. J. Titus, fourth. Time, 2:16 2 /i. 

Quarter-mile open, Class A.— A. Gardiner, first; F. W. Fisher, second: William 
Birdsall. third. Time, -33 4 .-.. 

Second Day. 
One-mile novice, Class A.— A. W. De Cardy. first; James A. McMahon. second; L. D. 
Cornish, third. Time, 2:25 3 /s. 

One-mile open, Class A. — F. W. Fisher, first; Emil George, second; J. F. Barry, third. 
Time. 2:31 Vi . 

Quarter-mile open, Class B. — John S. Johnson, first; F. J. Titus, second: W. F. Murphy 
third. Time, :34Vi. 

Half-mile, 1:15 class. Class A, final heat. — Emil George, first; W. A. Lutz, second; 
William Birdsall, third. Time, l-.lOVs. 

Half-mile open, Class B.— John S. Johnson, first; Titus, second; A. Callahan, third. 
Time, 1:01. 

One-mile handic